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Crash of a Piper PA-31P Navajo in Deán Funes

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
LV-JGN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Termas de Río Hondo – Río Cuarto
MSN:
31-213
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a flight from Termas de Río Hondo to Río Cuarto with a crew of two and five passengers who took part of a motorcycle GP in Termas de Río Hondo. En route, an engine failed, forcing the crew to divert to Deán Funes Airfield. Eventually, crew was unable to reach this airfield and was forced to make an emergency landing on National Route 60 at km 835. After touch down, aircraft veered off the street, lost its nose gear and came to rest. Three occupants were injured while all four other occupants were unhurt. Aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Monteria: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2008 at 1200 LT
Registration:
HK-1697
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Medellin-Monteria
MSN:
500-3198
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Medellin to Monteria. It crashed enroute near Planeta Rica, killing both occupants. According to Colombian authorities, the accident is due to a technical failure.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Córdoba: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 2005 at 1926 LT
Registration:
LV-LXO
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Juan – Córdoba
MSN:
31-7552076
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
5914
Captain / Total hours on type:
240.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
485
Copilot / Total hours on type:
24
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a charter flight from San Juan to Córdoba with seven passengers and two pilots on board. On approach to Córdoba-Ambrosio Taravella Airport by night, the crew encountered limited visibility due to poor weather conditions. The aircraft descended below the glide and collided with the inner marker antenna located about 700 metres short of runway 18 and crashed. Both pilots and four passengers were killed while three other passengers were seriously injured. Among those killed were the Argentinian racer Nicolas Vuyovich and Gustavo Ramonda, Director of the Toyota Corolla Racing Team who just won a race at the San Juan's autodrome.
Probable cause:
During a night approach in IMC conditions, the aircraft collided with the antenna of the inner marker after the crew descended below the MDA and deviated from the approach pattern. The following contributing factors were identified:
- The adverse weather conditions probably produced an optical illusion among the crew,
- The crew had only little training in instrument flights,
- Wrong altimeter setting,
- Absence of crew resources management,
- Poor crew coordination.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Córdoba: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 16, 1998 at 2140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WPO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Salta – San Miguel de Tucumán – Córdoba
MSN:
306-3
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
2082
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3084
Aircraft flight hours:
8587
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo service from Salta to Córdoba with an intermediate stop in San Miguel de Tucumán, carrying one passenger and two pilots. En route to Córdoba, the crew was cleared to descend to an altitude of 8,000 feet and later for an ILS approach to runway 18. By night and IMC conditions, the aircraft descended below the MDA when it crashed in an open field located 11,4 km short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
By night and IMC conditions, the crew was unable to intercept the ILS for runway 18 and continued the descent below MDA until impact with the ground.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500U in Córdoba

Date & Time: Jul 8, 1997
Operator:
Registration:
LV-IYO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Rioja - Buenos Aires
MSN:
500-1673-19
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While on a cargo flight from La Rioja to Buenos Aires, the pilot encountered engine problems and decided to divert to Córdoba-Ambrosio Taravella Airport. On final approach, both engines failed and the pilot attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a field located 1,200 metres short of runway. It slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest in a grassy area. All four occupants escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that both engines failed due to the malfunction of the fuel supply system due to poor maintenance.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M on Mt San Agustin: 53 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 1995 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-72
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Comodoro Rivadavia – Villa Reynolds – Córdoba
MSN:
10619
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
LD072
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
48
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
53
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Córdoba with an intermediate stop in Villa Reynolds, carrying 48 passengers and five crew members, among them officers from the Air Force flying to Córdoba to take part to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Argentinian Air Force Academy. En route from Villa Reynolds to Córdoba, while cruising over a mountainous area, weather conditions deteriorated with clouds, rain falls, turbulences and strong winds. At an altitude of 8,000 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt San Agustin located southeast of Villa Dolores. The wreckage was found the following morning about 300 metres below the summit. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 53 occupants were killed, among them 20 children.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain while flying at an insufficient altitude over mountainous terrain in poor weather conditions.

Crash of a Rockwell 1121B Jet Commander in Córdoba: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 1994 at 2058 LT
Operator:
Registration:
LV-WEN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Córdoba – Buenos Aires
MSN:
1121-126
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Following a long takeoff roll from Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport runway 36, the crew started the rotation and the aircraft adopted a low rate of climb. It collided with trees located past the runway end, stalled and crashed in a wooded area located 2 km from the runway end, bursting into flames. A pilot was seriously injured while eight other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew failed to prepare the flight according to published procedures and failed to follow the pre-takeoff checklist. Following a wrong takeoff configuration, the crew started the rotation too late, retracted the flaps too early after rotation, causing the aircraft to lose lift and to stall. The distance separating the aircraft from the ground was insufficient for the crew to expect recovery. At the time of the accident, the total weight of the aircraft was above the MTOW, which was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760A Paris IA in Las Perdices: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 6, 1989
Operator:
Registration:
E-211
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Córdoba - Córdoba
MSN:
A-21
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew departed Córdoba AFB on a training mission. En route, he encountered stormy weather went control was lost. The aircraft crashed in a field in Las Perdices, killing both occupants.
Crew:
1st Lt Claudio Varando,
1st Lt Alf Hugo Ojeda.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 in Córdoba

Date & Time: May 25, 1984
Operator:
Registration:
T-83
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Comodoro Rivadavia – Córdoba
MSN:
170
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions and was forced to initiate a go-around. During a second attempt to land, the aircraft was too low and crashed in a maize field, few km short of runway 18 threshold. All 15 occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Córdoba: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1984 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-JJR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mendoza - Córdoba
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On approach to Córdoba-Ambrosio Taravella, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions with low clouds and rain showers. The twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances near Juárez Celman, about 5 km short of runway 23 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed.