Learjet Crashes

May 7, 2020

Shortly before 2300 local time on 5 May 2020 (0200 UTC on 6 May), a Learjet 35 aircraft, with registration LV-BXU, crashed shortly before landing at Esquel Airport (SAVE/EQS) — also known as General Antonio Parodi de Chubut International Airport — located in Chubut province, approximately 1,850 km (1,150 mi) southwest of the capital Buenos Aires. The aircraft was arriving at Esquel Airport from San Fernando Airport (SADF), located adjacent to Buenos Aires, as a medical transport flight to pick up a patient, and was also reportedly carrying medical supplies. A total of four individuals were aboard the aircraft, two of whom were killed and the other two suffered serious injuries. The cause of the crash is currently unknown, but initial reports indicate that heavy fog may have been a factor in the crash.

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