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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27769
Last updated: 6 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 Marquise
Owner/operator:TAPSA - Transportes Aéreos Profesionales S.A.
Registration: LV-MOP
C/n / msn: 742SA
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Chimpay (Río Negro province) (-39.061,-66.29 approx.) -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Neuquén Airport (NQN)
Destination airport:Bahía Blanca Airport (BHI)
Whilst en route from Neuquen to Bahia Blanca, contact was lost with the flight shortly after the pilot reported his ETA for his arrival at Bahia Blanca. It would seem that the aircraft entered a steep dive which continued until impact with the ground. Strongly suspected an internal cargo fire possibly due to dangerous goods not properly packed plus internal cabin plastic (polyethilene) covers might have caused crew in-flight incapacitation and subsequent dive and crash. The aircraft was operating a night mail service for the Argentine Post Office.


1. Air Britain's Business Turboprops International 2009
4. Justice Dictamination upon pilot's widow claims:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Feb-2012 05:06 Gwydd Updated [Location, Source]
10-Sep-2013 17:25 wf Updated [Date, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2016 20:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2018 12:57 Eugenio Grigorjev Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2018 20:24 Eugenio Grigorjev Updated [Date]

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