Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Incidents and accidents

  • 3 December 1945: an USAAF Douglas C-47B-5-DK registration 43-48602 flying from Asunción to Montevideo
    Carrasco International Airport
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     crashed 16km SE of Carlos Pellegrini
    Carlos Pellegrini, Santa Fe
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    , Argentina
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    . All 14 occupants died.
  • 16 June 1955: Panair do Brasil
    Panair do Brasil
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    , a Lockheed L-049/149 Constellation
    Lockheed Constellation
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     registration PP-PDJ flying from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão to Buenos Aires - Ezeiza
    Ministro Pistarini International Airport
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     via São Paulo
    São Paulo
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     and Asunción hit a 12m tree while on final approach to land at Asunción. Part of the wing broke-off, the aircraft crashed and caught fire. Of the 24 passengers and crew aboard, 16 died.
  • 27 August 1980: Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Paraguayo, a Douglas C-47B registration FAP2016 crashed on approach to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. The aircraft was on a flight to Ayolas
    Juan de Ayolas Airport
    Juan de Ayolas Airport is a small airport that serves the city of Ayolas, in the Misiones Department of Paraguay.The airport is named after Juan de Ayolas. It is operated by both Argentine and Paraguayan authorities.-External links:*...

     when an engine failed shortly after take-off and the decision was made to land back at Asunción. One person was killed
  • 4 February 1996: a LAC Colombia cargo Douglas DC-8-55F
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     registration HK-3979X flying from Asunción to Campinas-Viracopos for an empty positioning flight from Asunción. At VR power was reduced on no. 1 engine and, after rotation, also on the no. 2 engine. With the gear still down and flaps at 15° the aircraft lost control and crashed on a playing field 2km past the runway. The crew possibly used the positioning flight as an opportunity for crew training. All four occupants of the aircraft and 20 persons on the ground died.


The airport, located within Luque
Luque is a city in Central Department, Paraguay, part of the Gran Asunción metropolitan area. It is located at around . It is the location of the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport for Asunción and the headquarters of CONMEBOL...

, may be reached from the city of Asuncion via the Airport Main Road (Avenida Aviadores del Chaco), which runs adjacent to nearby Ñu Guasú Park
Ñu Guasú Park
Ñu Guasú Park is located in Luque, in the Central Department of Paraguay, near the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. A green area of about 25 hectares, it has been transformed into a recreational park, in part due to ample tree coverage...

. Asuncion's local bus line 30-A links the city center with the airport's terminal.

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