Paraguayan Air Force Cessna 402B Aircraft Crashes Near Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Killing 7 People On Board

Paraguayan Air Force Cessna 402B Aircraft Crashes Near Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Killing 7 People On Board
Credits: La Prensa del Táchira

A Cessna 402B of the Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya has crashed while landing near International Airport Silvio Pettirossi (ASU/SGAS), Luque, near Asunción, Central Department.

Seven occupants were killed, one was seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

A Cessna C-402 with registration FAP 0221 crashed shortly after 2:30 p.m. at the Paraguayan Air Force compound located in the city of Luque.

According to preliminary data, said aircraft was part of the Special Transport Air Group (GATE) fleet.

The plane had left the Chaco town of Fuerte Olimpo and tried to make a forced landing on the auxiliary runway of the institution.

The images captured after the accident show the aircraft completely consumed by the flames after suffering the impact. As a result, a significant smoke could be seen from several kilometers away.

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