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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74822
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-11 Cub Special
Registration: LV-NII
MSN: 19800
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gardey, BA -   Argentina
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Estancia La Rebuscada
Destination airport:Estancia La Rebuscada
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
The aircraft took off from Estancia La Rebuscada, in the town of Gardey, Province of Buenos Aires, with a full load of pesticide to continue the spraying of an 80-hectare lot of wheat. The plane made the pass approximately two meters from the field, and before the position of the flag carrier located at the end of the crop, began a climb of approximately 20 meters, moving away from the field 300 meters. When making the turn with an approximate angle of 45 of inclination on the right, the airplane crashes against the land. As consequence of the accident the pilot dies and the air material is destroyed.

In an airplane flight, collision with the ground due to loss of lift in a steep turn at low altitude, due to improper operation by the pilot.
Contributing Factors:
- Maximum take-off weight exceeded and probable CG position out of range.
- Unauthorized and mandatory maintenance tasks that led to a critical airworthiness situation. Workshops and maintenance personnel operating unsafely by not detecting improper tasks and doing other probably unauthorized tasks, without recording them in the logs. This situation could have both a probable direct contribution to the accident and an obvious indirect one.


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

Revision history:

16-Aug-2020 13:16 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 13:19 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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