Accident Learjet 35A LV-BXU, Tuesday 5 May 2020
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Date:Tuesday 5 May 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Learjet 35A
Owner/operator:MD Fly
Registration: LV-BXU
MSN: 35-462
Year of manufacture:1982
Total airframe hrs:11711 hours
Cycles:10473 flights
Engine model:Honeywell TFE731-2C-2B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Esquel Airport, CB (EQS) -   Argentina
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Fernando Airport, BA (SADF)
Destination airport:Esquel-Brigadier General Antonio Parodi International Airport, CB (EQS/SAVE)
Investigating agency: JST
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.


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

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JST
Report number: 030163766/20
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




photo (c); Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE) [LV]; 09 October 2012; (CC:by-sa)

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