On June 9, 2009, at 1903 local time, a Piper PA-60, N601RP, was destroyed during collision with terrain and a post crash fire on approach to Guarani International Airport (SGES), Minga Guazu, Paraguay. The pilot was fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.
Preliminary information revealed that the airplane was on an instrument approach to the airport, and that the airplane was given a landing clearance. Shortly after the pilot announced that he had the runway in sight, "the airplane stalled at the approach end of the runway and impacted the ground." There was a fire immediately after ground contact.

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

Centro de Investigacion y Prevencion de Accidentes Aeronauticos
Aeropuerto Internacional “Silvio Pettirossi”
Luque, Paraguay


Fax: 595-21-645599

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

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