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Crash of a Beechcraft 300LW Super King Air in Nordelta: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2014 at 1515 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WLT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lincoln – Buenos Aires
MSN:
FA-221
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
14004
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2630
Aircraft flight cycles:
2419
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Lincoln-Estancia La Nueva Airport on a private flight to Buenos Aires, carrying one passenger and one pilot. While descending to Buenos Aires-Aeroparque-Jorge Newbury Airport, the pilot was unable to intercept the ILS for runway 13 because of an excessive speed of 260 knots and a too high angle of descent. In such conditions, he could not configure the aircraft for approach and landing (flaps) in accordance with the information in the BE 300 flight manual. He completed a left turn at a speed of 228 knots and descended below the glide before initiating a second turn to the right when control was lost. The aircraft entered a dive and crashed onto two houses located in Nordelta, about 26 km northwest of the airport. The aircraft and two houses were destroyed and both occupants were killed, among them Gustavo Andres Deutsch aged 78 who was the former owner of the defunct airline LAPA.
Probable cause:
The accident resulted from the combination of immediate triggers and failures in the aeronautical system's defenses, including:
- Prevailing weather conditions at the scene of the accident;
- Pilot-in-command experienced difficulties in managing aircraft control and flight path during an instrument approach;
- The probability of overload of work of the pilot in command as a result of the operational demands presented by the situation;
- The execution of the operation by a single pilot (single pilot operation), taking into account the age of the pilot; and
- Deficiencies in pilot-in-command certification denying the value of CE-6 as a defense barrier for the aeronautical system (CE-6 is a Critical Element of ICAO Annex 19 regarding responsibilities in issuing licenses).
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A at El Palomar AFB

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:
The aircraft was returning to El Palomar AFB, near Buenos Aires, carrying three crew members and six passengers, among them General Luis Pozzi, Chief of the Argentinian Army. Upon landing, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft slid on runway then veered to the right before coming to rest in a grassy area. All 9 occupants escaped uninjured while the 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-2T 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 the Armada Argentina in 1978. While flying in the vicinity of the Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, the crew encountered unknown technical problems and was forced to attempt an emergency landing in an open field. While both pilots escaped with minor injuries, 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.