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Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Mercedes

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2010 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LQ-BLU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mercedes - La Plata
MSN:
42-5527037
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Takeoff run was abandoned by crew for unknown reasons. Aircraft overrun runway and came to rest with its undercarriage sheared off and left wing partially cut. All four passengers were slightly injured while the crew was unhurt. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Among passenger were Ricardo Casal, Minister for Justice & Security and Maria del Carmen Falbo, Attorney General.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3m near Rauch

Date & Time: Oct 14, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZIF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rauch - Rauch
MSN:
5829
YOM:
1937
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in a field located 10 km from Rauch while conducting a crop spraying mission on behalf of the Argentinian Ministry of Agriculture. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all three crew members were injured.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove 1 in Formosa: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1955 at 1550 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LQ-XWW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04094
YOM:
1947
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft on a personnel transfer flight was taking off at approximately 1550LT from Formosa-El Picú Airport with 4 passengers and 3 crew on board. It was observed to run for about 800 meters along the runway, rising only slightly a few meters before the end of the run. It then hit a runway end marker, the wire fence surrounding the aerodrome and a telephone pole, touching the ground twice. After demolishing another wire fence, it came to rest against a small hill and caught fire. Six of the occupants were killed instantly while the copilot Cpt Alberto Manuel González was seriously injured. He died some months later from burns sustained. The airplane was owned and operated by the Dirección Nacional de Aviación Civil (DINACIA).
Probable cause:
The accident was due to the inability of the aircraft to reach its takeoff speed after a run of 800 meters on the runway, because of:
- Insufficient driving power for operation, resulting from:
- Reduction in power in one or both engines from premature ignition and detonation, originating in the use of spark plugs inappropriate to the engine type,
- Probable reduction in the rpm rate of the engines during the takeoff run; following unnoticed slipping of the propeller controls,
- Overloading of the aircraft in relation to maximum authorized takeoff weight,
- The circumstances in which the operation was carried out indicate that the weather conditions in relation to the characteristics of the runway were a contributing cause of the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Junkers JU.5273m in Catamarca

Date & Time: Mar 12, 1954 at 0937 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZBE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Catamarca - Catamarca
MSN:
5656
YOM:
1937
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Catamarca Airport, while climbing, two of the three engines failed. The aircraft stalled, struck trees and crashed in a field located three km from the airfield. All four crew members were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The crew was completing a spraying mission on behalf of the Argentinian Ministry of Agriculture.
Probable cause:
Failure of two engines after takeoff because the fuel was contaminated with water.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3mge in Chañar

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZBG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5053
YOM:
1934
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a locust spraying mission in Chañar, province of La Rioja, on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture. The accident occurred in unknown circumstances. The three engine aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all three crew members were injured.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3m in San Pedro de Colalao: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 1953 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZBI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
San Miguel de Tucumán - San Miguel de Tucumán
MSN:
J4075
YOM:
1935
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
5032
Captain / Total hours on type:
50.00
Circumstances:
The crew left San Miguel de Tucumán Airport in the afternoon to perform a locust spraying mission in San Pedro de Colalao, province of Tucumán, on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture. The three engine aircraft was carrying three passengers, two pilots, 2,400 liters of gasoline, 180 liters of oil and 1,000 liters of liquid locust spray. After an uneventful first pass over the plantations, the pilot-in-command completed a circuit in an attempt to make a second low pass when, during a turn at low height, the left wing hit a tree. The aircraft stalled and crashed. Both pilots and two passengers were killed while the fifth occupants was injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The investigating authority attributed the accident to lack of technical experience on the part of the pilot in carrying out a spraying flight over mountainous terrain, resulting in his failure to allow adequate terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the type of operation, the nature of the area flown over and the type of aircraft used.
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove 1 near Saldungaray: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 11, 1951 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bahía Blanca – Morón
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Bahía Blanca to the Airbase of Morón, carrying three crew members (two pilots and a mechanic), two patients and three doctors on behalf of the Argentinian Secretariat to Aeronautics. While cruising in low visibility due to foggy conditions, the aircraft hit the slope of a mountain located in the Sierra de la Ventana. The airplane disintegrated on impact and all 8 occupants were killed.