Accident involving SAAB SF 340A in Argentina

A Saab 340A aircraft belonging to the regional airline SOL Líneas Aéreas has crashed in Patagonia in southern Argentina. The accident occurred on Wednesday 18 May at approximately 20.50 local time, about 50 minutes after takeoff.

According to given information there were 19 passengers and 3 crew members onboard.

Flight number 5428 had departed from Neuquen and was en route to Comodoro Rivadavia. In July 2010, SOL Líneas Aéreas in Argentina, started operating the aircraft.

Saab is offering the Argentinean accident authorities and the operator full technical assistance to clarify the cause of the accident. However, Saab will not make any speculation about what may have caused the accident.

Saab sincerely regrets what has happened and offers its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those affected by the accident.