Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin III in Ushuaia
Date & Time: Apr 4, 1996 at 1350 LT
Río Grande – Ushuaia
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On final approach to Ushuaia Airport, following an uneventful cargo flight from Río Grande, the twin engine aircraft collided with a flock of birds. The windshield was broken and the left engine lost power. The crew was able to continue the approach and landing. After touchdown, the aircraft went out of control and collided with a snow wall. Both pilots escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Bird strike on final approach.