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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153030
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:07-SEP-1940
Time:day
Type:Potez 25 TOE
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya
Registration: 7
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Altos -   Paraguay
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Asunción
Destination airport:finca San Bernardino, Cordillera
Narrative:
The single engine aircraft was on its way from Asunción to San Bernardino with two passengers and a pilot on board. While approaching the destination, the airplane run into fog and was apparently off course. It went into a hill and was destroyed by impact forces. The wreckage was spotted few hours later by the crew of a Brazilian Air Force's Waco. All three occupants were killed, among them General José Félix Estigarribia, President of the Republic of Paraguay and his wife that were travelling to their private house located on the shore of Lake Ypacaraí.
Crew:
Mayor Carmelo Peralta, pilot.
Passengers:
General José Félix Estigarribia and his wife.

Sources:

1. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-potez-25-altos-3-killed
2. http://www.dinac.gov.py/v2/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=299:efemerides-aeronautica-paraguaya-7-set&Itemid=355&tmpl=component&print=1
3. El Siglo de Torreón 8 September 1940, p7/10 September 1940, p8


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2013 10:49 gerard57 Added
05-Feb-2013 11:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2016 19:15 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2016 19:40 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2016 20:03 TB Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2019 14:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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