Descripción del Accidente ASN 18 MAY 2011 Saab 340A LV-CEJ - Prahuaniyeu, RN
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:mircoles 18 mayo 2011
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340A
Operador:SOL Líneas Aéreas
Registración: LV-CEJ
Numéro de série: 340A-025
Año de Construcción: 1985-04-25 (26 years )
Horas Totales de la Célula:41422
Motores: 2 General Electric CT7-5A2
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:20 km (12.5 milles) N of Prahuaniyeu, RN (   Argentina)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Neuquén Airport, NE (NQN/SAZN), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentina
Número de Vuelo:5428
A Saab 340A passenger plane, registered LV-CEJ, was destroyed when it crashed 20 km north of Prahuaniyeu, Argentina. The 19 passengers and three crew members on board did not survive the accident.
The airplane operated on SOL Líneas Aéreas flight 5428 from Córdoba (COR) to Mendoza (MDZ), Neuquén (NQN) and Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD). The flight departed Neuquén at 20:05 for the final leg of the flight. The aircraft climbed to FL190. After flying for 24 minutes, the pilot levelled the aircraft at 17800 ft, and remained at this level for approximately 9 minutes.
When flying at FL179, the aircraft began to pick up ice. The copilot radioed air traffic control for permission to descent. The flight was then cleared down to FL140. However, while descending the crew members commented on the growing ice accretion on the wind shield and wings. By the time the aircraft had reached FL140, the icing conditions were severe. The aircraft flew for approximately two minutes with a straight and level flight attitude, increasing the accumulation of ice.
The airspeed dropped until the airplane stalled. The pilots attempted to regain control of the plane, but failed. The airplane impacted terrain and burned.

Probable Cause:

En un vuelo de transporte aéreo regular interno, durante la fase de crucero, entrada en pérdida de sustentación y posterior pérdida de control de vuelo de la aeronave, con posterior caída e impacto contra el terreno e incendio; debido a engelamiento severo de la aeronave.
Factores contribuyentes
1) Probable inadecuada planificación del vuelo.
2) Probable inadecuada decisión operacional del Piloto.
3) Probable pérdida de la conciencia situacional de la tripulación de cabina de vuelo.
4) Probable complacencia de la tripulación de cabina de vuelo.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 10 months
Accident number: No. 096/11
Download report: Final report

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photo of Saab-340A-LV-CEJ
accident date: 18-05-2011
type: Saab 340A
registration: LV-CEJ

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
25 APR 1985 SE-E25 Saab first flight
30 MAY 1985 N344CA Comair delivered
OCT 1996 N344CA Chicago Express Airlines leased
DEC 1996 N344CA Express Airlines I leased
FEB 1997 N112PX Express Airlines I new registration
MAY 2002 N112PX Pinnacle Airlines airline renamed
17 JUL 2003 N112PX Fina Air leased
JUL 2004 N112PX Fina Air grounded when AOC of Fina Air was revoked
25 MAY 2006 N112PX RegionsAir
MAR 2007 N112PX RegionsAir stored
30 JUL 2010 LV-CEJ SOL Lneas Areas bought

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Neuquén Airport, NE to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB as the crow flies is 760 km (475 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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