Crash of a Cessna 402B in Asunción: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2021 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0221
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fuerte Olimpo – Asunción
MSN:
402B-1360
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed on a parking place and burst into flames. A passenger was seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8-55F in Asunción: 22 killed

Date & Time: Feb 4, 1996 at 1412 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3979X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Barranquilla - Asunción - Campinas
MSN:
45882
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
ALA028
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Captain / Total flying hours:
9100
Captain / Total hours on type:
5919.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3158
Aircraft flight hours:
66326
Aircraft flight cycles:
20567
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a positioning flight from Asunción to Campinas on behalf of Alas Paraguayas, under flight number ALA028. As there was no cargo on board, the crew decided to make profit of the situation to perform training upon takeoff. During the takeoff roll on runway 02, at Vr speed, the captain reduced the power on engine n°1 and after liftoff, he reduced power on engine n°2. With the undercarriage still down and the flaps at 15°, the aircraft became unstable, lost height and crashed in the district of Mariano Roque Alonso, about 1,500 metres past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four occupants were killed as well as 18 people on ground, most of them children taking part to a volleyball game.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control during initial climb was the consequence of the decision of the crew to perform training upon takeoff, intentionally reducing power on both engines n°1 and 2. This decision was taken at a critical phase of flight and the copilot-in-command was unable to maintain control of the aircraft, causing the aircraft to lose speed and to stall.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- The captain's experience in such configuration was low,
- Lack of flight safety doctrine in the cockpit during all flight,
- Execution of unauthorized takeoff training under uncontrolled conditions,
- Execution of such take-off training by a person who was not qualified as an instructor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-DK in Puerto la Victoria

Date & Time: Nov 24, 1994
Operator:
Registration:
2028
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto la Victoria - Asunción
MSN:
16667/33415
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the aircraft deviated to the left then veered off runway and came to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680FL in Loma Verde

Date & Time: Oct 4, 1985
Operator:
Registration:
LV-JGE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción – Buenos Aires
MSN:
680-1665-130
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. There were no casualties. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 727-225 on Mt Nevado Illimani: 29 killed

Date & Time: Jan 1, 1985 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N819EA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Asunción - La Paz
MSN:
22556
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
EA980
Country:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
29
Circumstances:
After crossing Dakon intersection about 55 NM southeast of La Paz, the crew was cleared to descend from FL250 to FL180. The crew deviated from the prescribed route apparently to avoid bad weather when, at an altitude of 19,600 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Nevado Illimani (6,400 meters high) located 43 km southeast from runway 28. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 29 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew failed to realize his altitude and path were incorrect while cruising in limited visibility due to the night and clouds up to 9,000 meters.

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 Lockheed 18-14 LodeStar in Asunción

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N850M
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2214
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash under unknown circumstances while on approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and both pilots were slightly injured.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6B in Córdoba

Date & Time: Nov 16, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N6113C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antofagasta – Caldera – La Rioja – Asunción
MSN:
44113/433
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Antofagasta to Asunción with intermediate stops in Caldera and La Rioja. En route to Asunción, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and was cleared to divert to Córdoba Air Base. On final, the airplane crashed in flames in a prairie located near the district of Antigua, about 4 km southeast of the airfield. All four crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation in La Rioja

Date & Time: Jun 7, 1970
Registration:
N8021
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Miami - Asunción - La Rioja
MSN:
4673
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Miami to La Rioja with an intermediate stop at Asunción Airport. Upon landing at La Rioja-Capitan Vicente Almandos Amonacid Airport, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane veered off runway and came to rest in flames. All five crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
An undercarriage failed upon landing.
Final Report:

Ground fire of a Convair CV-240-6 in Asunción

Date & Time: May 8, 1969 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CDN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
50
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While parked at Asunción-Presidente Stroessner Airport, the airplane was partially destroyed after being collided by a Pilatus PC-6 that crashed on takeoff and burned. Two of the four occupants on board the PC-6 were killed. The CV-240 was empty at the time of the accident.