Narrative:Crashed into water in poor weather (low visibility and snowstorm). The pilot descended below minimum safe altitude due to optical illusion when discontinuing IFR procedures and attempting a visual approach.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water
|Date:||Tuesday 15 May 1984|
|Operator:||Gobierno de Tierra del Fuego|
|C/n / msn:|| 35A-478|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||9 km (5.6 mls) E off Ushuaia Airport, TF (USH) ( Argentina)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Destination airport:||Ushuaia Airport, TF (USH/SAWO), Argentina|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.