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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 1 July 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Flying America SA
Registration: LV-BPA
MSN: 35-143
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Río Grande-Gobernador Ramón Trejo Noel International Airport, TF (RGA) (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Río Grande-Gobernador Ramón Trejo Noel International Airport, TF (RGA/SAWE), Argentina
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (FDO/SADF), Argentina
The Learjet 35A, LV-BPA, crashed on takeoff from Río Grande Airport, Argentina. Both pilots and two medical personnel were killed.

The aircraft had departed San Fernando Airport, BA (FDO) in the morning on a medical transportation flight to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD) and Río Grande Airport, TF (RGA). The accident occurred when the aircraft was returning to base.
Video footage from the accident shows the aircraft rolling left and descending before it hit the ground.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JST
Status: Investigation ongoing


METAR Weather report:
17:15 UTC / 14:15 local time:
SAWE 011715Z 28005KT 500 FU NSC 01/M01 Q0998

18:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
SAWE 011800Z 30004KT CAVOK 02/M01 Q0998


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Distance from Río Grande-Gobernador Ramón Trejo Noel International Airport, TF to San Fernando Airport, BA as the crow flies is 2261 km (1413 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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