Four Die in Fiery Crash in Lomas de Zamora, BA Argentina.

Saturday, February 9, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 08 2013, a Centro Universitario de Aviación Cessna 172R Skyhawk #LV-GEU with four aboard took off from La Matanza – Club Universitario de Aviación for a student flight and crashed in Lomas de Zamora, BA Argentina.

The crash site is a property located at 1500 meters from the intersection of Belt Road and Avenue Juan XXIII, former Black Road, in Lomas de Zamora, in a field next to the Lomas de Zamora federal shooting range.Two passengers were expelled from the plane, and two trapped inside.

Ambulances struggling to get to the scene got lost because they had not established exact coordinates.

Two doctors were flying the plane. The 38 year old was piloting, and the 44 year-old was the co-pilot. Two passengers were aboard, one 45 years old, and one 20 years old. The names have not been released.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by ANAC and the police. Buenos Aires police personnel had custody of the outer perimeter of the crash site overnight.

Eyewitnesses say the plane ignited in the air but a pilot who was flying over during the crash say it ignited on impact with the ground.

Firefighters, police officers technicians, and the mayor of Lomas de Zamora, Martin Insaurralde were at the scene of the accident.

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