Argentine Air Force A-4M Skyhawk Attack Aircraft Crashed During Training Flight Killing Pilot

Argentine Air Force A-4M Skyhawk Attack Aircraft Crashed During Training Flight Killing Pilot

A McDonnell Douglas A-4AR of the Argentine Air Force crashed south of Córdoba, in a field near Villa Valeria, a few kilometers from San Luis. The pilot ejected but was fatally injured.

Today, Wednesday 5 August 2020 at 10:05 am LT in the morning, a Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA, Argentina Air Force) A-4AR Skyhawk (locally referred to as Fightinghawk), serial C-925 of Grupo Aéreo 5 de Caza, crashed near the town of Villa Valeria, Córdoba, during a training flight.

Unfortunately, and although at first it was revealed that the ejection had been successful, the air force confirmed that the pilot did not survive the accident. Pilot Gonzalo Britos Venturini alerted the control tower to a flaw, managed to eject, but died on the spot, according to an Air Force statement .

The Argentina Fightinghawks are based at Villa Reynolds (SL) and operated by the Grupo Aéreo 5 de Caza, which is divided into two Escuadróns.

Only six A-4AR Fightinghawks out of 36 originally delivered in 1997 are reported to be active, with a plan to bring around 12 more to active duty again. Four aircraft have been written off.

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