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Crash of a Learjet 35A in San Fernando

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2015 at 0645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-ZSZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Fernando - Rio Gallegos
MSN:
35A-235
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taking off from runway 05 at San Fernando Airport, in initial climb, the aircraft banked right and crashed in a field along the runway. The aircraft skidded for several yards before coming to rest in flames. While both pilots were injured, the aircraft owned by Lázaro Baez was destroyed by fire. It appears that an engine failed on rotation.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A in El Palomar

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2012 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AE-175
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
380-13
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was completed a flight to El Palomar Air Base, near Buenos Aires, with a crew of three and six passengers on board, among them General Luis Pozzi, Chief of Argentinian Army. Upon landing, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on runway and veered to the right before coming to rest in a grassy area. While all nine occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. General Pozzi was returning to El Palomar Air Base following a review of the troops in the Pampa Province.

Crash of a Grumman S-2 Tracker in Bahía Blanca

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2011
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0701/2-AS-22
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bahía Blanca - Bahía Blanca
MSN:
298
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training flight on this Tracker delivered to Armada Argentina in 1978. In flight, technical problems forced the crew to make an emergency landing in a field near the Comandante Espora Air Base located in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. As both crew were slightly injured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Piper PA-42-1000 Cheyenne 400LS in Mercedes

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2010 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LQ-BLU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mercedes - La Plata
MSN:
42-5527037
YOM:
1987
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4294
Captain / Total hours on type:
390.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2827
Copilot / Total hours on type:
14
Aircraft flight hours:
1526
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 19 at Mercedes Airport, the twin engine aircraft deviated to the right then to the left. Control was lost and the aircraft veered off runway to the left, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in bushed with its left wing partially torn off. All four occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Both passengers were Ricardo Casal, Minister of Justice and Security, and Maria del Carmen Falbo, Attorney.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during takeoff following the crew's decision to perform the operation outside of the procedures established in the flight manual. The overconfidence of the crew as well as the operation of both engines at low regime were considered as contributing factors.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA226TC Metro II in Bahía Blanca

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2001 at 0538 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WSD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires – Bahía Blanca
MSN:
TC-237E
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
8200
Captain / Total hours on type:
929.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
40
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, the crew started a night approach to Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport. The approach and landing on runway 34R were considered as normal. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure and the aircraft rolled for a distance of 1,200 metres when it started to deviate to the right. It veered off runway, rolled for 150 metres then lost its nose gear and came to a halt. All three occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The aircraft veered off runway after landing due to the possible combination of the following factors:
- A possible (but not confirmed) failure or malfunction of the left engine reverse thrust system,
- Crosswind close to the maximums specified in the flight manual,
- Lack of corrective actions on part of the crew who failed to identify a possible failure,
- Inappropriate use of the nosewheel steering system.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Roque Pérez: 10 killed

Date & Time: Apr 28, 2001 at 0517 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
LV-WSC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Fernando – Trelew
MSN:
208B-0580
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Captain / Total flying hours:
4700
Captain / Total hours on type:
605.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1467
Circumstances:
Owned by the Argentinian company Les Grands Jorasses, the single engine airplane was completing a charter flight from San Fernando to Trelew, carrying eight passengers and two pilots, among them the President of the Techint Group and the managing editor of the La Nación newspaper. After departure from San Fernando Airport, the crew was cleared to climb to 6,000 feet then 8,000 feet and later 10,000 feet. Because he encountered icing conditions, the crew asked ATC to climb to 12,000 feet and was cleared to proceed when control was lost. The aircraft entered a dive and crashed in a farmland. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and all 10 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Impact with the ground following a spiral fall due to a stall probably consecutive to an asymmetric accumulation of ice on the fuselage.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S near Morón AFB: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2001
Operator:
Registration:
T-144
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Morón - Morón
MSN:
500-1771-54
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Morón AFB. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed in the swimming pool of a private residence located in the district of Moreno, west of the airbase. Both pilots (Cpt Reyna and Lt Pesci) were killed while there were no injuries on the ground.

Crash of a Cessna 208A Caravan 675 in Estancia Las Cruces: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 1, 2000 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-ZSR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Estancia Las Cruces - San Fernando
MSN:
208-0311
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
121
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Estancia Las Cruces Airport, while climbing in foggy conditions, the aircraft lost height and impacted ground in a wooded area located about 3 km from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Probable cause:
The aircraft impacted ground after takeoff while in instrument conditions. The pilot was not qualified nor trained for this type of flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Grumman S-2E Tracker in Bahía Blanca

Date & Time: Nov 12, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0703/2-AS-24
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bahía Blanca - Bahía Blanca
MSN:
325
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airbase. For unknown reasons, the aircraft landed on its belly and came to rest. Both pilots escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in Tandil

Date & Time: May 16, 1996 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-67
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4576
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while landing at Tandil Airport. There were no casualties.