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Status: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Date:Tuesday 5 May 2020
Time:23:15
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
Total airframe hrs:11711
Cycles:10473
Engines: 2 Honeywell TFE731-2C-2B
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)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (FDO/SADF), Argentina
Destination airport:Esquel-Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport, CB (EQS/SAVE), Argentina
Narrative:
A Learjet 35A ambulance jet, registration LV-BXU, was destroyed when it crashed on approach to runway 23 at 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 aircraft impacted the ground, 70 meters from the left side of the runway and 800 meters past the threshold of runway 23.
The accident occurred in darkness with visibility limited by fog.

Preliminary investigation results indicate that the QNH on both altimeters had been set at 1020 Hp, while the atmospheric surface pressure at Esquel Airport was 1026 Hp.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JST
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 030163766/20
Download report: Preliminary report
Language: 

Classification:
Wrong altimeter setting
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» eldiarionuevodia.com.ar
» tn.com.ar
» lanacion.com.ar

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


Photos

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

Map
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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Learjet 35

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  • 92nd loss
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