Crash of a Cessna 402 in Asunción: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 2008 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-TVA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

One minute after take off, while climbing to 1,000 meters, the aircraft lost height and crashed in an eucalyptus plantation located 6,5 km northeast of the airport. All 5 occupants were killed. It seems that the turbo of one engine failed during climb.

Crash of a GAF Nomad N22 in Salta

Date & Time: Aug 28, 2006 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ZP-TDZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción-Resistencia-Salta
MSN:
057
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a charter flight from Asunción to Salta via Resistencia. On final approach to Salta-Martin Miguel de Güemes airport, one of the engine failed. The crew elected to carry out an emergency landing but the aircraft struck trees and crashed in an open field located 4 km from runway threshold. All occupants escaped unhurt and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-47D in Bahía Negra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1994
Operator:
Registration:
2009
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bahía Negra – Asunción
MSN:
17079/34346
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff, one of the engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crashed near the runway end. All occupants evacuated safely except the captain who was killed by the propellers of the left engine that detached and penetrated the cockpit.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-23-DK in Asunción: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
2016
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Asunción – Ayolas
MSN:
15703/27148
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew reported an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. The pilot-in-command completed a turn to reach the approach path when the airplane stalled and crashed onto houses located in the district of Lambaré, about 12 km southwest of the airport. All occupants were injured, one pilot was killed and there were no casualties on the ground.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46 in Paraguay: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Asunción
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to Asunción when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain. The wreckage was found eight days later in an isolated area. While the copilot survived, the captain died from his injuries.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1245N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asunción – Montevideo
MSN:
22473
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport while on a cargo flight to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK in Pedro Juan Caballero: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 4, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
T-49
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción – Pedro Juan Caballero
MSN:
15455/26900
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to Pedro Juan Caballero Airport, the crew encountered technical problems and the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field and a crew member was killed while several passengers were injured. The aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 near Salto: 31 killed

Date & Time: Sep 7, 1960 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-ADS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asunción – Buenos Aires
MSN:
43031
YOM:
1947
Flight number:
AR205
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
31
Aircraft flight hours:
19229
Aircraft flight cycles:
5314
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Asunción to Buenos Aires, the airplane christened 'Mariano Moreno' suffered a major issue on engine number three. Shortly later, the airplane disintegrated in the air, dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located 12 km northeast of Salto. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 31 occupants were killed. Debris were scattered on more than five km.
Probable cause:
The immediate cause of the accident was overspeeding of No.3 propeller caused by irregular operation of the propeller governor, detachment of that propeller and impact with that of No.4 engine, followed by disintegration of the aircraft. The remote cause of the accident was insufficiently strict observance of engine maintenance conditions, because, while Pratt and Whitney Service Bulletins Nos. 1666 and 1680, dated 5 November 1957 and 15 May 1958 respectively, are not mandatory, the company should have taken account of the special circumstances in the history of No.3 engine, which resulted in the destruction of LV-ADS.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-AHP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires – Asunción
MSN:
6411
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility. The four engine aircraft was too low, hit trees and struck the ground. On impact, the undercarriage were sheared off and the airplane slid for several yards before coming to rest in a wooded area. A crew member and a passenger were killed while all 48 other occupants were evacuated, some of them wounded. The aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
The crew led the aircraft pass below the glide in marginal weather conditions and continued the approach at an insufficient altitude, against published procedures.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1957
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CBB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción - Asunción
MSN:
1608
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed into the Río Paraguay in Asunción while making a demonstration flight. Two crewmen were killed while three others were rescued.