Date & Time: Oct 24, 2008 at 1040 LT
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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.
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.