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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225035
Last updated: 6 April 2021
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Time:16:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 60
Owner/operator:Servicios y Emprendimientos AeronŠuticos S.A
Registration: LV-GCK
C/n / msn: 60-083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:El Plumerillo Airport (MDZ/SAME), Mendoza -   Argentina
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Rosario-Islas Malvinas International Airport, SF (ROS/SAAR)
Destination airport:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL)
Investigating agency: JST
The Learjet 60, took off from San Fernando International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina at 11:10 am, with a stopover at Islas Malvinas International Airport (Rosario, Santa Fe) and final destination at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (Santiago, Chile), on a non-scheduled commercial aviation flight (air taxi).
During the flight from Rosario to Santiago, at 16:30 and after 1:45 hours of flight, the crew observed a low pressure indication in the right hydraulic system and later in the left system. Faced with this situation, the crew went to the airport International El Plumerillo (Mendoza). During the landing on runway 36, the aircraft overran the end of the runway and stopped on a ground surface 220 meters from the threshold of runway 18.

Conclusions regarding factors related to the incident
- The crew observed a low pressure indication in the two lines of the hydraulic system. Faced with this situation, they made a landing at the airport as an alternative.
- The crew did not declare an emergency.
- The aircraft landed with 8ļ of flaps and only had the emergency brake to stop.
- The distance required to land for the aircraft configuration was greater than the distance available.
- Although the aircraft's travel during landing was less than the required distance, the available distance was not sufficient and a runway excursion occurred.
- The hydraulic system lost fluid due to a leak in a check valve in the pressure.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JST
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of LV-GCK courtesy

Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE / AEP / AER)
28 March 2016; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

12-May-2019 15:06 RobertMB Added
22-Oct-2020 07:17 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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