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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 5 May 2020
Time:ca 23:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:MD Fly
Registration: LV-BXU
MSN: 35-462
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Esquel Airport, CB (EQS) (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (FDO/SADF), Argentina
Destination airport:Esquel-Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport, CB (EQS/SAVE), Argentina
A Learjet 35A ambulance jet, registration LV-BXU, was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Esquel Airport (EQS/SAVE), Chubut Province, Argentina. There were four people onboard, two pilots, a doctor and a nurse. Both pilots survived with serious injuries. The copilot later died in hospital on May 7.
The plane was trying to land at the time of the accident, around 11pm, in a dense fog that limited visibility to 100 metres.


METAR Weather report:
02:00 UTC / local time:
SAVE 060200Z 02001KT 0100 FG VV// M00/M00 Q1026


photo of Learjet-35A-LV-BXU
accident date: 05-05-2020
type: Learjet 35A
registration: LV-BXU

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Fernando Airport, BA to Esquel-Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport, CB as the crow flies is 1432 km (895 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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