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 Beechcraft B60 Duke in Loma Plata

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2016 at 1655 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-BID
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
P-326
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing a flight to Asunción, carrying one passenger and one pilot. En route, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. Upon landing on a dirt road, the aircraft lost its undercarriage and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest with its right wing torn off. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 402C in Asunción: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 2008 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-TVA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
402C-0417
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
One minute after takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, while climbing to a height of about 1,000 feet, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in an eucalyptus plantation located 6,5 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed, two pilots and three nurses.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control and the subsequent crash was the consequence of an engine power loss following the failure of the turbo.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-820C Navajo near Pindoyu: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 22, 2004 at 0830 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-EHM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
820-049
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Foz do Iguaçu on an illegal flight, carrying two people and a load of cigarettes. En route, in unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed near Pindoyu, bursting into flames. Both 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 Douglas C-47D in Bahía Negra: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1994
Operator:
Registration:
2009
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bahía Negra – Asunción
MSN:
17079/34346
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff, one of the engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crashed near the runway end. All occupants evacuated safely except the captain who was killed by the propellers of the left engine that detached and penetrated the cockpit.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK in Mayor Pablo Lagerenza

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
2034
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15477/26922
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-50-DK in Bahía Negra

Date & Time: May 7, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
2008
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
17113/34380
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. There were no casualties.