Moment Homemade Plane Crashes At Airfield

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit:CEN

This the moment a homemade light aircraft crashes at an airfield tragically killing the experienced pilot.

The incident took place at an aerodrome in the city of General Rodriguez, in the eastern Argentina province of Buenos Aires and the causes of the accident are still being investigated.

Picture Credit:CEN

The victim was identified as Aldo ‘Tano’ Nicola, 74, who was reportedly an experienced pilot and he had built the Long EX aircraft with licence plates LV-x383 that was involved in the accident.

In the video, two onlookers can be seen at the airfield when Nicola’s light aircraft crashes to the ground in front of them.

Picture Credit: CEN

The Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board said that the plane was being piloted by Nicola when “it suffered an accident at low altitude over the aerodrome”.

They added: “It was minor impact against the roof of a hangar at the aerodrome and the plane was left totally destroyed and the remains were spread all around.”

Picture Credit: CEN

The exact cause of the accident remains unclear and an investigation is ongoing.

Nicola had reportedly had problems with the aircraft before. Reports state that last year he had to perform an emergency landing in a neighbourhood of the Tigre Partido, also in Buenos Aires, due to problems with the engine but he was not injured in the incident.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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