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Last updated: 12 April 2021
Status:
Date:Thursday 5 November 2020
Time:13:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Dos Mil Aerosistema SA
Registration: LV-VDJ
C/n / msn: AC-729
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan Airport, SJ (UAQ/SANU), Argentina
Destination airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Narrative:
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III, registration LV-VDJ, suffered a runway excursion after landing on runway 18 at Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, Argentina. The right-hand main landing gear collapsed.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» infobae.com

METAR Weather report:
12:00 UTC / 09:00 local time:
SAME 051200Z 18011KT CAVOK 19/00 Q1021

13:00 UTC / 10:00 local time:
SAME 051300Z 16015KT CAVOK 20/M03 Q1021

14:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
SAME 051400Z 16014KT CAVOK 21/M03 Q1020


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Distance from San Juan Airport, SJ to Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD as the crow flies is 144 km (90 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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