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Crash of a Saab 340A in Mendoza

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2013 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LV-BMD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mendoza - Neuquén
MSN:
123
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
OLS5420
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing to runway 18 for a departure to Neuquén, aircraft went out of control, veered off taxiway to the left and rolled onto a soft ground. Both propeller blades hit the ground and were partially sheared off. Fuselage was also hit by debris while the nose gear was damaged. All 31 occupants escaped unhurt while the aircraft was eventually declared as damaged beyond repair on March 2013. It appears that the nose wheel steering system failed following technical problem on the hydraulic system. Thus, the control was lost and aircraft veered off runway.

Crash of a Cessna 340 in Mendoza: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2005 at 0634 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N5790M
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
340-0044
YOM:
1972
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On February 7, 2005, about 0634, Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 340, N5790M, registered to and operated by Ward County Irrigation District N°1, impacted with terrain in a mountainous area in Mendoza, Argentina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and the flight plan information is unknown. The pilot and copilot received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from Aerodrome San Rafael (SAMR), Argentina, earlier that day, at an unspecified time. The initial notification from Argentina's Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil ( JIAAC) stated the airplane was on a cloud-seeding mission to prevent thunderstorms from developing in that agricultural area.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Las Primaveras

Date & Time: Mar 12, 2003 at 1940 LT
Registration:
LV-MML
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mendoza – Buenos Aires
MSN:
31-7852133
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4364
Captain / Total hours on type:
52.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1109
Copilot / Total hours on type:
142
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Mendoza-El Plumerillo on a ferry flight to Buenos Aires-Aeroparque-Jorge Newbury Airport with two pilots on board. After takeoff, the crew was cleared to climb to 7,000 feet then to proceed to the east via airway W9. About 20 minutes into the flight, after being cleared to descend to FL55, the crew noticed smoke in the cabin. Assuming the smoke was coming from under the panel instruments, the crew used the fire extinguisher put smoke continued to spread in the cabin. The crew informed ATC about his situation, reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing. The crew lowered the landing gear but completed a flapless landing in an open field. The aircraft rolled for few dozen metres before coming to a halt, bursting into flames. Both pilots evacuated safely while the aircraft was consumed by fire.
Probable cause:
A fire broke out in flight, probably in the electrical wiring, for reasons that investigations were unable to determine.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M in Mendoza: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 17, 2001 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-76
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mendoza – Paraná
MSN:
10412
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, while climbing to a height of about 50 metres, the right engine lost power. The crew declared an emergency and initiated a left turn to return to the airport when control was lost. The aircraft stalled and crashed 300 metres past the runway end, bursting into flames. All five crew members were killed. They were completing a training flight to Paraná.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Malargüe

Date & Time: Aug 2, 1999
Operator:
Registration:
GN-808
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
806
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances upon landing at Malargüe Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were seriously injured.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760A Paris 1A near Manantiales

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1990
Operator:
Registration:
E-234
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Mendoza - Mendoza
MSN:
A-22
YOM:
1962
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Mendoza-El Plumerillo on a post maintenance test flight. En route, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances on a hilly terrain located near Manantiales. The pilot was injured.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760A-1 Paris near Mendoza: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 11, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
E-218
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Rafael - San Rafael
MSN:
A-06
YOM:
1958
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a training mission out from San Rafael Airport. While flying at an altitude of 10,300 feet, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Uspallata Valley, about 62 km northwest of Mendoza. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando on Mt Tupungato: 5 killed

Date & Time: Aug 4, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N8040Y
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile – Panama City – Miami
MSN:
30323
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
After being bought by a company based in Miami, the aircraft was transferred from Buenos Aires to Miami on a delivery flight via Santiago de Chile and Panama City. En route to Santiago, while cruising at an altitude of 5,000 meters, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Tupungato (6,750 meters high) located southwest of Mendoza, Argentina. The wreckage was found two years later by a Chilean rescue team. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris I in Jocoli: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 30, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
E-238
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
A-26
YOM:
1959
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing the pilot, sole on board.

Crash of a Morane-Saulnier M.S.760 Paris in Colonia Segovia: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
E-239
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mendoza - Mendoza
MSN:
A-27
YOM:
1959
Location:
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 Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport when the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in Colonia Segovia, some 6 km east of the airfield. Both pilots were killed.