Date & Time: Nov 9, 1995 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F27 Friendship
Comodoro Rivadavia – Villa Reynolds – Córdoba
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Córdoba with an intermediate stop in Villa Reynolds, carrying 48 passengers and five crew members, among them officers from the Air Force flying to Córdoba to take part to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Argentinian Air Force Academy. En route from Villa Reynolds to Córdoba, while cruising over a mountainous area, weather conditions deteriorated with clouds, rain falls, turbulences and strong winds. At an altitude of 8,000 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt San Agustin located southeast of Villa Dolores. The wreckage was found the following morning about 300 metres below the summit. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 53 occupants were killed, among them 20 children.
Controlled flight into terrain while flying at an insufficient altitude over mountainous terrain in poor weather conditions.