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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174688
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:19-MAR-2015
Time:20:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE9L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B90 King Air
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: LV-CEO
MSN: LJ-454
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Laguna Del Sauce Airport (PDP/SULS) -   Uruguay
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Laguna del Sauce Airport (PDP/SULS)
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (SADF)
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B90 King Air crashed in shallow water shortly after takeoff from runway 01 at Punta del Este Airport, Uruguay and caught fire.
All ten occupants have died.

causes:
- Failure to comply with Aeronautical Regulations with respect to:
* The aircraft was not qualified to perform contracted flights, because it was under RAAC 91. If the aircraft had been included in the operation of RAAC 135 Non-Scheduled Air Transportation, the company would have gone through a certification process performed by ANAC.
* The process of crew qualification is not clear if it was complied with.
- Failure to comply with the aircraft manufacturer's instructions regarding the operation and limitations of the aircraft.
- Inadequate clearance of pilots to fly the aircraft.
- Pressure from the owners of the aircraft to perform the flights.
- Crew fatigue and stress.
- Inadequate aircraft maintenance.

Sources:

https://tn.com.ar/sociedad/comunicado-de-la-fuerza-aerea-de-uruguay-por-el-accidente-de-la-aeronave-argentina_577922_
http://www.elpais.com.uy/informacion/buscan-avion-que-desaparecio-radares.html
http://www.maldonadonoticias.com/beta/actualidad/8010-accidente-a%C3%A9reo-que-cobr%C3%B3-la-vida-de-10-personas-en-laguna-del-sauce-fue-por-falla-humana.html

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2015 07:02 gerard57 Added
20-Mar-2015 07:06 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport]
20-Mar-2015 07:08 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2015 07:09 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2015 13:00 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
23-Mar-2015 18:53 PepeLuiPH Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
31-Mar-2015 13:09 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport]
14-Nov-2016 12:19 nefridio Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2018 09:54 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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