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Argentine private plane falls down on approach to Punta del Este killing two

Monday, August 23rd 2021 - 09:30 UTC
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An Argentine-registered single-engined aircraft fell Sunday in the Sierras de las Ánimas, in the Uruguayan department of Maldonado, near Punta del Este. Both occupants died. Read full article


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  • hilltopkid

    To better understand what happened in this crash it would help to know whether the flight instructor had an Instrument Rating to fly in low visibility conditions. And, of course, whether the airport and that particular runway had a published instrument approach. If the instructor had no instrument rating and lost sight of the ground or the horizon, then studies have shown no one can keep an airplane under control for more than 2 or maybe 3 minutes when you are trying to fly “blind”. From what I read, it appears the Piper Comanche was being flown very low to get under the clouds, a very dangerous thing to do.

    I am an instrument flight instructor in the United States but was born in Salta, Argentina in 1942.

    Aug 30th, 2021 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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