Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Buenos Aires: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2015 at 1615 LT
Operator:
Registration:
GN-804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
MSN:
786
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in the suburb of Las Heras in Buenos Aires, killing both crew members. Operated by the Gendarmeria Nacional, the single engine aircraft exploded on impact and was totally destroyed.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 300LW in Nordelta: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2014 at 1500 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WLT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Junín - Buenos Aires
MSN:
FA-221
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While descending to San Fernando Airport, in the suburb of Buenos Aires in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed on two houses located in Nordelta. Both houses were destroyed and the aircraft as well. Both pilots were killed, among them Gustavo Andres Deutsch, ex owner of the defunct Argentinian Company LAPA.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III off Montevideo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2012 at 1955 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CX-LAS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Montevideo - Buenos Aires
MSN:
AC-482
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
16177
Copilot / Total flying hours:
406
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a cargo flight from Montevideo to Buenos Aires on behalf of DHL. Aircraft left runway 24 at Montevideo-Carrasco Airport at 1945LT and crew was cleared to climb to FL080. While reaching a height of 4,500 feet, aircraft went out of control and dove into the sea off Flores Island, in the Rio de la Plata. Some debris were found a day later but the wreckage was localized two weeks later one NM south of Flores Island. The CVR was found on 02AUG2012 but was inexploitable as the content was concerning the last thirty minutes of the precedent flight. On 11FEB2013, fishermen found the cargo door in their fishnet.
Probable cause:
In a preliminary report, Uruguayan Authorities confirmed the aircraft dove into the sea and impacted the water at an angle of forty degrees nose down and at a speed of 570 knots (1,055 km/h), which caused the total disintegration of the aircraft. No trace of the cargo nor the crew was ever found. Investigations revealed that both engines were running normally at impact, that no propeller blades were lost during descent, that fuel was not contaminated and that no problems occurred on the on board electrical system. Meteorological Office confirmed that severe icing conditions prevailed at the time of the accident from a height of 1,000 feet to FL150.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Buenos Aires

Date & Time: Dec 15, 2006 at 1820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WRA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
MSN:
AC-429
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a positioning flight from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport to Buenos Aires-Aeroparque-Jorge Newbury Airport. Shortly after take off from runway 17, climb gradient was small and landing gear were retracted at a very low altitude. Left wing stalled and hit the runway surface. Aircraft hit the ground, skidded few yards, overran runway and came to rest in a field. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Control was lost shortly after rotation due to premature retraction of landing gear, small climb gradient and low speed. For unknown reason, crew switched off the Stall Alarm System before departure. Thus, they could not be informed that aircraft was in a stall condition after take off.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu off Buenos Aires

Date & Time: Sep 28, 2005 at 1320 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WTU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Don Torcuato – Punta del Este
MSN:
46-36073
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8860
Captain / Total hours on type:
300.00
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Don Torcuato Airport on a private flight to Punta del Este, Uruguay, carrying four passengers and one pilot. About 15 minutes into the flight, while cruising in good weather conditions, the pilot informed ATC about engine problems and elected to divert to Buenos Aires-Aeroparque-Jorge Newbury Airport. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, he eventually ditched the aircraft in the Río de la Plata, about 28 km northeast of Buenos Aires. Quickly on site, rescuers were able to evacuate all five occupants who were uninjured while the aircraft was lost.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the engine problems.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500U in Córdoba

Date & Time: Jul 8, 1997
Operator:
Registration:
LV-IYO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Rioja - Buenos Aires
MSN:
500-1673-19
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While on a cargo flight from La Rioja to Buenos Aires, the pilot encountered engine problems and decided to divert to Córdoba-Ambrosio Taravella Airport. On final approach, both engines failed and the pilot attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field located 1,200 metres short of runway. It slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest in a grassy area. All four occupants escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that both engines failed due to the malfunction of the fuel supply system due to poor maintenance.

Crash of a Rockwell 1121B Jet Commander in Córdoba: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 1994 at 2058 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WEN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Córdoba – Buenos Aires
MSN:
1121-126
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Following a long takeoff roll from Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport runway 36, the crew started the rotation and the aircraft adopted a low rate of climb. It collided with trees located past the runway end, stalled and crashed in a wooded area located 2 km from the runway end, bursting into flames. A pilot was seriously injured while eight other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the flight according to published procedures and failed to follow the pre-takeoff checklist. Following a wrong takeoff configuration, the crew started the rotation too late, retracted the flaps too early after rotation, causing the aircraft to lose lift and to stall. The distance separating the aircraft from the ground was insufficient for the crew to expect recovery. At the time of the accident, the total weight of the aircraft was above the MTOW, which was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Lockheed L-188PF Electra in Trelew

Date & Time: Sep 23, 1989 at 1205 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0789/6-P-101
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires - Trelew
MSN:
1123
YOM:
1960
Flight number:
FAA789
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Trelew-Almirante Zar Airport runway 06, the aircraft collided with a truck that was parked at the side of the runway. The left main gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest. All 23 occupants evacuated safely 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 Rockwell Turbo Commander 690A off Buenos Aires: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
LV-MBR
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santa Fe - Buenos Aires
MSN:
690-11266
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing a taxi flight from Santa Fe to Buenos Aires, carrying three journalists of the 'Crónica' daily newspaper and two pilots. While approaching Buenos Aires, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea about 8 km off shore. All five occupants were killed.