A sad part of this story is that on that plane was race car driver Nicolas Vuyovich. Even sadder still, he had just won the San Juan TC2000. TC2000 is the most important non F1 racing tournament on this side of the world, only behind NASCAR.
After his victory, the second of the year, he and 8 other passengers and crew boarded the jet to fly from San Juan to Cordoba, an hour or so flight, aboard the Piper Najavo AP31, LV
-LXO. The flight was without problems until it crashed less than a kilometer from the runway.
The days are short this time of year in Argentina, and it was well after dark at the time of the accident, 19:27 local time. There was also a dense overcast, fog, and a cold drizzle, typical weather during the argentine autumn though.
Six people are confirmed dead, including an 8 year old child, the pilot and co-pilot, and a photographer. Three others are gravely injured.
Vuyovich was only 23 years old.