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Crash of a Cessna 402B in Asunción: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2021 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
0221
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fuerte Olimpo – Asunción
MSN:
402B-1360
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed on a parking place and burst into flames. A passenger was seriously injured while seven other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 402C in Asunción: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 2008 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-TVA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
402C-0417
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
One minute after takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, while climbing to a height of about 1,000 feet, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in an eucalyptus plantation located 6,5 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed, two pilots and three nurses.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control and the subsequent crash was the consequence of an engine power loss following the failure of the turbo.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8-55F in Asunción: 22 killed

Date & Time: Feb 4, 1996 at 1412 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3979X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Barranquilla - Asunción - Campinas
MSN:
45882
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
ALA028
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Captain / Total flying hours:
9100
Captain / Total hours on type:
5919.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3158
Aircraft flight hours:
66326
Aircraft flight cycles:
20567
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a positioning flight from Asunción to Campinas on behalf of Alas Paraguayas, under flight number ALA028. As there was no cargo on board, the crew decided to make profit of the situation to perform training upon takeoff. During the takeoff roll on runway 02, at Vr speed, the captain reduced the power on engine n°1 and after liftoff, he reduced power on engine n°2. With the undercarriage still down and the flaps at 15°, the aircraft became unstable, lost height and crashed in the district of Mariano Roque Alonso, about 1,500 metres past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four occupants were killed as well as 18 people on ground, most of them children taking part to a volleyball game.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control during initial climb was the consequence of the decision of the crew to perform training upon takeoff, intentionally reducing power on both engines n°1 and 2. This decision was taken at a critical phase of flight and the copilot-in-command was unable to maintain control of the aircraft, causing the aircraft to lose speed and to stall.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- The captain's experience in such configuration was low,
- Lack of flight safety doctrine in the cockpit during all flight,
- Execution of unauthorized takeoff training under uncontrolled conditions,
- Execution of such take-off training by a person who was not qualified as an instructor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-23-DK in Asunción: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1980
Operator:
Registration:
2016
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Asunción – Ayolas
MSN:
15703/27148
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew reported an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. The pilot-in-command completed a turn to reach the approach path when the airplane stalled and crashed onto houses located in the district of Lambaré, about 12 km southwest of the airport. All occupants were injured, one pilot was killed and there were no casualties on the ground.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Lockheed 18-14 LodeStar in Asunción

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N850M
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2214
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash under unknown circumstances while on approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and both pilots were slightly injured.

Ground fire of a Convair CV-240-6 in Asunción

Date & Time: May 8, 1969 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CDN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
50
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While parked at Asunción-Presidente Stroessner Airport, the airplane was partially destroyed after being collided by a Pilatus PC-6 that crashed on takeoff and burned. Two of the four occupants on board the PC-6 were killed. The CV-240 was empty at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 1969 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N356F
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción - Asunción
MSN:
2014
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While taking part to a military airshow, the aircraft was engaged in a demonstration flight at Asunción-Presidente Stroessner Airport. Shortly after liftoff, the single engine airplane deviated from the climb path then stalled and crashed in flames on the apron before colliding with a parked Lineas Aéreas Paraguayas Convair CV-240 registered ZP-CDN. The Porter was totally destroyed and two of its occupants, among them the pilot, were killed. The CV-240 was partially destroyed and later considered as damaged beyond repair.
Crew:
Ernesto Vicnoli, pilot. †
Passengers:
Gen Andrés Rodríguez y Adrián Jara,
Doctor Luis Migone, †
Lt Juan Félix León.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1245N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asunción – Montevideo
MSN:
22473
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport while on a cargo flight to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-AHP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Buenos Aires – Asunción
MSN:
6411
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility. The four engine aircraft was too low, hit trees and struck the ground. On impact, the undercarriage were sheared off and the airplane slid for several yards before coming to rest in a wooded area. A crew member and a passenger were killed while all 48 other occupants were evacuated, some of them wounded. The aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
The crew led the aircraft pass below the glide in marginal weather conditions and continued the approach at an insufficient altitude, against published procedures.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Asunción: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1957
Operator:
Registration:
ZP-CBB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Asunción - Asunción
MSN:
1608
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed into the Río Paraguay in Asunción while making a demonstration flight. Two crewmen were killed while three others were rescued.