Date & Time: Sep 7, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Potez 25
Operator:
Registration:
7
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Asunción – San Bernardino
Country:
Paraguay
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was on its way from Asunción to San Bernardino with two passengers and a pilot on board. While approaching the destination, the airplane run into fog and was apparently off course. It went into a hill and was destroyed by impact forces. The wreckage was spotted few hours later by the crew of a Brazilian Air Force's Waco. All three occupants were killed, among them General José Félix Estigarribia, President of the Republic of Paraguay and his wife that were travelling to their private house located on the shore of Lake Ypacaraí.
Crew:
Mayor Carmelo Peralta, pilot.
Passengers:
General José Félix Estigarribia and his wife.