NTSB Identification: MIA05WA105
Accident occurred Monday, May 16, 2005 in Patagonia, Argentina
Aircraft: Beech 65-A80, registration:
Injuries: 10 Fatal.

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

On May 16, 2005, about 1627 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Beech 65-A80, Chilean registration CC-CFS, operated by Transporte Aereo Don Carlos, collided with a mountain near Patagonia, Argentina. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time, and flight plan information is unknown for the flight from the Balmeceda Vidal Airport, Balmeceda, Chile, to Chile Chico Airport, Chile Chico, Chile. The airplane was destroyed and the pilot and nine passengers were fatally injured. The time of departure from Balmeceda Vidal Airport has not been determined.

The airplane collided with a mountain in Argentina while on a flight from two airports in Chile. Adverse weather conditions were noted in the area of the accident site at the time of the accident.

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 or 6706
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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