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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145736
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Time:18:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182C Skylane
Registration: LV-GTF
C/n / msn: 182-52804
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km from Verónica-Punta Indio (SAAI), BA -   Argentina
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Pipinas
Destination airport:Verónica-Punta Indio Airport (SAAI)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
The aircraft, a Cessna 182C Skylane, LV-GTF, crashed from a height of 500 meters during a missed approach at Veronica Airfield, Veronica, Buenos Aires, killing the pilot, race car driver Mauro Fabián Pichini (32).

In a general aviation flight, during the landing phase, impact against the ground with subsequent fire, due to the combination of the following factors:
- Unsafe macro operational context, degraded by visibility conditions, night time and runway without lighting system.
- The experience and training of the pilot was not adequate for the type of flight he performed, not being qualified to operate in instrumental meteorological conditions (IMC), nor night flight.
- Inadequate flight planning, not considering the night time of arrival and marginal weather conditions for visual flight.
- Likely self-imposed operational pressure due to family commitment to and the macro-operational context in which the last flight phase



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

20-May-2012 08:13 harro Added
22-May-2012 07:51 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2012 08:23 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Jun-2012 17:36 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Jul-2020 06:37 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Cn, Source]
18-Jul-2020 06:38 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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