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Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A Marquise near San Fernando: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Jul 24, 2017 at 1440 LT
  • LV-MCV
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Private
  • No
  • Plain
  • San Fernando – Las Lomitas
  • 361SA
  • 1977
  • Buenos Aires-San Fernando, Buenos Aires City
  • Argentina
  • South America
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 3
  • Shortly after takeoff from San Fernando Airport in Buenos Aires, while in initial climb, the crew was contacted by ATC about an apparent transponder issue. The crew failed to report and the aircraft disappeared after it apparently crashed north of the airfield, five minutes after its departure. More than one week later, the authorities did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants. It is believed the aircraft crashed into the delta of Paraná.
    Matías Ronzano,
    Emanuel Vega.
    Matías Aristi, son of the aircraft's owner.