Crash of a Learjet 35A in Esquel: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2020 at 2300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BXU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Fernando – Esquel
MSN:
35-462
YOM:
1982
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed San Fernando to Esquel on an ambulance flight, carrying a doctor, a nurse and two pilots. While on a night approach to Esquel Airport, the crew encountered low visibility (down to 100 meters) due to foggy conditions. On final, the aircraft struck the ground and crashed, bursting into flames. Both medical staff were killed and both pilots were seriously injured. Two days later, the copilot died from his injuries.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A Marquise near San Fernando: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 2017 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-MCV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Fernando – Las Lomitas
MSN:
361SA
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from San Fernando Airport in Buenos Aires, while in initial climb, the crew was contacted by ATC about an apparent transponder issue. The crew failed to report and the aircraft disappeared after it apparently crashed north of the airfield, five minutes after its departure. More than one week later, the authorities did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants. It is believed the aircraft crashed into the delta of Paraná.
Crew:
Matías Ronzano,
Emanuel Vega.
Passenger:
Matías Aristi, son of the aircraft's owner.

Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Buenos Aires

Date & Time: May 31, 2017 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LQ-JLY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar - Buenos Aires
MSN:
421A-0092
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed El Palomar Airbase in Buenos Aires on a short flight to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport. On approach, an engine failed. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in flames in a field located near Canning, about 9 km short of runway 35 threshold. All three crew members were injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

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 Learjet 35A in San Fernando

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2015 at 0645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZSZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Fernando - Rio Gallegos
MSN:
35A-235
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from runway 05 at San Fernando Airport, in initial climb, the aircraft banked right and crashed in a field along the runway. The aircraft skidded for several yards before coming to rest in flames. While both pilots were injured, the aircraft owned by Lázaro Baez was destroyed by fire. It appears that an engine failed on rotation.

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 Piper PA-31P Navajo in Deán Funes

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
LV-JGN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Termas de Río Hondo – Río Cuarto
MSN:
31-213
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Termas de Río Hondo to Río Cuarto with a crew of two and five passengers who took part of a motorcycle GP in Termas de Río Hondo. En route, an engine failed, forcing the crew to divert to Deán Funes Airfield. Eventually, crew was unable to reach this airfield and was forced to make an emergency landing on National Route 60 at km 835. After touch down, aircraft veered off the street, lost its nose gear and came to rest. Three occupants were injured while all four other occupants were unhurt. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Saab 340A in Mendoza

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2013 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BMD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mendoza - Neuquén
MSN:
123
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
OLS5420
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing to runway 18 for a departure to Neuquén, aircraft went out of control, veered off taxiway to the left and rolled onto a soft ground. Both propeller blades hit the ground and were partially sheared off. Fuselage was also hit by debris while the nose gear was damaged. All 31 occupants escaped unhurt while the aircraft was eventually declared as damaged beyond repair on March 2013. It appears that the nose wheel steering system failed following technical problem on the hydraulic system. Thus, the control was lost and aircraft veered off runway.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A in El Palomar

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2012 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AE-175
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
380-13
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was completed a flight to El Palomar Air Base, near Buenos Aires, with a crew of three and six passengers on board, among them General Luis Pozzi, Chief of Argentinian Army. Upon landing, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on runway and veered to the right before coming to rest in a grassy area. While all nine occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. General Pozzi was returning to El Palomar Air Base following a review of the troops in the Pampa Province.

Crash of a Saab 340A near Prahuaniyeu: 22 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2011 at 2050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-CEJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Córdoba - Mendoza - Neuquén - Comodoro Rivadavia
MSN:
025
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
OLS5428
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Captain / Total flying hours:
6133
Captain / Total hours on type:
2187.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1342
Copilot / Total hours on type:
288
Aircraft flight hours:
41422
Aircraft flight cycles:
44477
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Neuquén at 2008LT and the climb was uneventful. After reaching FL179, crew informed ATC he was encountering icing conditions and requested a lower altitude. He obtain the permission to descent to FL140 and when the aircraft reach this level, ice accretion increased on wind shields and wings. Aircraft' speed decreased and it stalled. Crew tried to regain control but aircraft dove into the ground and disintegrated on impact. All 22 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
In cruising flight, aircraft went out of control and stalled, descended, impacted the ground and exploded, after encountering severe icing conditions.
The following factors were considered as contributory:
1) a probable inadequate flight planning,
2) a probable inadequate operational decision making on the part of the pilot,
3) a probable loss of situational awareness on part of the flight crew,
4) a probable complacency on the part of the cockpit crew.
Final Report: