On May 8, 2005, about 2227 Universal Time Coordinated, a Piper PA-31-350, of Argentinean registration, LV-LXO, operated by Chieftain SA, collided with an antenna during an ILS approach to the International Airport Ambrosia Tar Avella, Cordoba, Argentina. Instrument meteorological condition prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The pilot, copilot and 4 passengers received fatal injuries, and 3 passengers received serious injuries. The airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from the San Juan Airport, San Juan, 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 an instrument approach to the airport when the accident occurred. The airplane collided with an antenna, lost control and impacted with the ground short of the approach end of runway 18.

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
Adam. Belgian 1370 11 " B"
(C1093AAO) Buenos Aires
Republican 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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