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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39628
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Servicios Aereos Bahienses
Registration: LV-VFB
C/n / msn: 34-8070058
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Chacabuco, Buenos Aires -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chacabuco, BA
Destination airport:Chacabuco, BA
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
On October 22, 2000, about 2030 Universal Time Coordinated, a Piper PA-34, Argentine registration LV-VFB, and a Piper PA-28-181, Argentina registration LV-AMF, collided in midair near Chacabuco, Argentina, while on personal flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plans were filed for either flight. Both aircraft were destroyed and the private-rated pilot and five passengers on LV-VFB, and the commercial-rated pilot and four passengers on LV-AMF were fatally injured. The flights had originated from Chacabuco, Argentina, a few minutes before the accident.

The flights were for the purpose of giving airplane rides during a festival, and while maneuvering, the two aircraft collided.

Probable Cause
In an air festival, during a baptismal flight, collision of two aircraft in the air with subsequent precipitation to the ground, because the pilots did not keep the necessary attention to the existing traffic during the manoeuvres carried out, as indicated by the rules for VFR flight.
Contributing Factors
1. Possibility of dazzling the pilot of one of the aircraft, because it is facing the position of the sun, near the sunset.
2. Activity without a correct organization and control that allowed the flight of one of the aircrafts without the information given by the Authority in charge of the coordination during the Festival.
3. Lack of ground/air communication
4. Lack of an adequate operational plan for the implementation of the air festival.


1. NTSB Identification: MIA01WA015A at

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

Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
02-May-2015 16:56 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2015 17:06 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
02-Feb-2016 18:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2016 18:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Feb-2019 20:19 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]
14-Aug-2020 17:18 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 17:20 harro Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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