NTSB Identification: MIA05WA056
Accident occurred Monday, February 07, 2005 in Mendoza, Argentina
Aircraft: Cessna 340, registration: N5790M
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 7, 2005, about 0634, Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 340, N5790M, registered to and operated by Ward County Irrigation District No. 1, impacted with terrain in a mountainous area in Mendoza, Argentina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and the flight plan information is unknown. The pilot and copilot received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from Aerodrome San Rafael (SAMR), Argentina, earlier that day, at an unspecified time.

The initial notification from Argentina's Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil ( JIAAC) stated the airplane was on a cloud-seeding mission to prevent thunderstorms from developing in that agricultural area.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Argentina. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Junta de Investigaciones de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil
Avda. Belgrano 1370 11 " B"
(C1093AAO) Buenos Aires
Rep├║blica Argentina
Telephone: 54-11-4381-6333
Fax: 54-11-4317-6704/6
WEB: WWW.jiaac.org

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Government of Argentina.

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