Crash of a Douglas C-47B-23-DK in Asunción: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
2016
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Asunción – Ayolas
MSN:
15703/27148
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew reported an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. The pilot-in-command completed a turn to reach the approach path when the airplane stalled and crashed onto houses located in the district of Lambaré, about 12 km southwest of the airport. All occupants were injured, one pilot was killed and there were no casualties on the ground.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Lockheed 18-14 LodeStar in Asunción

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N850M
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2214
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash under unknown circumstances while on approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and both pilots were slightly injured.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46 in Paraguay: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Asunción
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to Asunción when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain. The wreckage was found eight days later in an isolated area. While the copilot survived, the captain died from his injuries.

Ground fire of a Convair CV-240-6 in Asunción

Date & Time: May 8, 1969 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CDN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
50
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While parked at Asunción-Presidente Stroessner Airport, the airplane was partially destroyed after being collided by a Pilatus PC-6 that crashed on takeoff and burned. Two of the four occupants on board the PC-6 were killed. The CV-240 was empty at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 1969 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N356F
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción - Asunción
MSN:
2014
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While taking part to a military airshow, the aircraft was engaged in a demonstration flight at Asunción-Presidente Stroessner Airport. Shortly after liftoff, the single engine airplane deviated from the climb path then stalled and crashed in flames on the apron before colliding with a parked Lineas Aéreas Paraguayas Convair CV-240 registered ZP-CDN. The Porter was totally destroyed and two of its occupants, among them the pilot, were killed. The CV-240 was partially destroyed and later considered as damaged beyond repair.
Crew:
Ernesto Vicnoli, pilot. †
Passengers:
Gen Andrés Rodríguez y Adrián Jara,
Doctor Luis Migone, †
Lt Juan Félix León.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1245N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asunción – Montevideo
MSN:
22473
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport while on a cargo flight to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-20-DK in Pedro Juan Caballero: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 4, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
T-49
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción – Pedro Juan Caballero
MSN:
15455/26900
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to Pedro Juan Caballero Airport, the crew encountered technical problems and the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field and a crew member was killed while several passengers were injured. The aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Paraguay: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 8, 1964
Operator:
Registration:
T-25
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
2183
YOM:
1940
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances somewhere in Paraguay, killing all four crew members, among them Lt Col José Maria Argaña.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-AHP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires – Asunción
MSN:
6411
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility. The four engine aircraft was too low, hit trees and struck the ground. On impact, the undercarriage were sheared off and the airplane slid for several yards before coming to rest in a wooded area. A crew member and a passenger were killed while all 48 other occupants were evacuated, some of them wounded. The aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
The crew led the aircraft pass below the glide in marginal weather conditions and continued the approach at an insufficient altitude, against published procedures.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1957
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CBB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción - Asunción
MSN:
1608
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed into the Río Paraguay in Asunción while making a demonstration flight. Two crewmen were killed while three others were rescued.