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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44509
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Time:22:27 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Owner/operator:Borealis Taxi Aereo
Registration: LV-LXO
C/n / msn: 31-7552076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ambrosia Taravella International Airport, Córdoba, CD -   Argentina
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan (SANU)
Destination airport:Cordoba (SACO)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
On May 8, 2005, about 2227 Universal Time Coordinated, a Piper PA-31-350, of Argentinean registration, LV-LXO, collided with an antenna during an ILS approach to the International Airport Ambrosia Tar Avella, Cordoba, Argentina. Instrument meteorological condition prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

The pilot, copilot and 4 passengers received fatal injuries, and 3 passengers received serious injuries. Among them was the Argentinian racer Nicolas Vuyovich and Gustavo Ramonda, Director of the Toyota Corolla Racing Team who just won a race at the San Juan's autodrome. The airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from the San Juan Airport, San Juan, Argentina, earlier that day, at an unspecified time.

The initial notification from Argentina's Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil (JIAAC) stated, the airplane was on an instrument approach to the airport when the accident occurred. The airplane collided with an antenna, lost control and impacted with the ground 700 metres short of the approach end of runway 18.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Don Torcuato International Airport -DOT- Buenos Aires. 10 oct-1997

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
17-Aug-2009 16:41 RobertMB Updated
11-Feb-2012 11:42 eduardo baratti Updated [Location, Narrative]
04-Jul-2015 00:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Jul-2015 00:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator]
13-Aug-2017 18:01 TB Updated [Location, Source]
17-Sep-2017 00:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2017 00:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
25-Aug-2018 07:44 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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