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Date:Saturday 1 April 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208A Caravan 675
Registration: LV-ZSR
MSN: 20800311
First flight: 2000
Total airframe hrs:121
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gualeguaychú, ER (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Estancia Las Cruces, ER, Argentina
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (FDO/SADF), Argentina
The aircraft crashed after takeoff in instrument conditions (fog). The pilot was not qualified for IFR flights.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA: "Impacto de la aeronave contra el terreno, después del despegue, al volar en condiciones de vuelo por instrumentos y no estar el piloto adiestrado ni habilitado para ese tipo de vuelo."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 244 days (8 months)
Accident number: 5473535
Download report: Final report
Language: Spanish


Flightcrew un(der)qualified
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