Date & Time: Aug 28, 2006 at 2200 LT
Type of aircraft:
GAF Nomad N.22
Paraguay Air Services
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Asunción – Resistencia – Joaquín Víctor González – Salta
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed Asunción on a charter flight to Salta with intermediate stops in Resistencia and Joaquín Víctor González, carrying 10 passengers and two pilots. On approach to Salta-Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport, both engines failed. The crew attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft struck trees and crashed in an open field located 3 km short of runway. All 12 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of both engines on final approach after the air intakes got stuck by ice/frost because of incorrect use of the anti-icing systems on part of the crew. A poor flight planning and unfavorable weather conditions (icing) were considered as contributing factors.