Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Mercedes

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2010 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LQ-BLU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mercedes - La Plata
MSN:
42-5527037
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Takeoff run was abandoned by crew for unknown reasons. Aircraft overrun runway and came to rest with its undercarriage sheared off and left wing partially cut. All four passengers were slightly injured while the crew was unhurt. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Among passenger were Ricardo Casal, Minister for Justice & Security and Maria del Carmen Falbo, Attorney General.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove 1 in Mercedes

Date & Time: Apr 4, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S-3
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04231
YOM:
1949
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Belly landed at Mercedes Airport while completing an ambulance flight. There were no injuries but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 near Mercedes: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 1959 at 0415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N88900
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Salvador – Miami
MSN:
10504
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Christened 'Clipper Fearless', the airplane departed San Salvador-Ilopango Airport with a delay of five hours due to loading issues. While cruising by night on a cargo flight to Miami, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient and that he was not following the assigned route when the airplane struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located near Mercedes. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
The airplane was off course by 37 km at the time of the accident. Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of this deviation.