2020 NH90 crash

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In the afternoon around 14:30 on 19 July 2020, a Dutch NH90 military helicopter crashed near the island of Aruba into the Caribbean Sea when the helicopter was near the end of a coast guard patrol. The NH90 was based on Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Holland-class offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen (P843).[1][2][3]

The NH-90 helicopter subsequently sank into the sea in rough waters and high wind, despite attempts to keep it afloat.[4] Two of the four crew members died, the pilot (aged 34) and tactical coordinator (aged 33).

Om 21 July 2020 the two bodies were brought to Willemstad in Curaçao.[4] On 25 July 2020 the bodies arrived in Eindhoven, the Netherlands where a short ceremony was held.[5][6]

The cause of the crash is unknown and will be investigated. A team of experts were send from the Netherland tintje crash site for investigation.[4] The black box has been found. The investigation will take months.[7][8]

After the crash Dutch prime minister expressed his condoleances. Condoleances were also sent by ministers Ank Bijleveld and Ferd Grapperhaus and several main Tweede Kamer politicians.[9][10]


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  2. "Twee militairen omgekomen bij crash Defensie-helikopter bij Aruba". NU. July 20, 2020.
  3. "NH90-helikopter Defensie neergestort bij Aruba: twee doden". Telegraaf. July 20, 2020.
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  5. "Lichamen van bij Aruba omgekomen militairen arriveren zaterdag in Nederland". NU. July 23, 2020.
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