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Air Force plane crash: the pilot died moments after the ejection maneuver

2020-08-06T22:55:37.581Z

It emerges from the preliminary autopsy report. Gonzalo Fabián Britos Venturini suffered a serious bone marrow injury due to acceleration and the force of gravity.



Oscar Flores

08/06/2020 - 19:32

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The pilot Gonzalo Fabián Britos Venturini (34) - who had an accident south of Córdoba on Wednesday - died as a result of a "dislocation and complete section of the bone marrow of the cervical spine" . This was determined by the preliminary autopsy report that was conducted this Thursday.

He also had "arterial bleeding due to lateral torsion of the neck, which occurred temporarily before the spinal cord rupture," says the forensic report submitted to Federal Judge Carlos Ochoa.

In this way, the expertise determines that the death occurred instants after the moment of the ejection maneuver , as a result of the action of the G forces (Gravity) due to a high acceleration.

"This occurs when the ejection seat abruptly leaves the plane, which flies at more than a thousand kilometers per hour," sources with access to the study detailed.

AME6492. MADRID (SPAIN), 08/08 / 2020.- Photograph given by the Argentine Air Force (FAA) that shows the captain of the V Brigade of the Argentine Air Force (FAA) Gonzalo Fabián Britos Venturini, who died this Wednesday, after crashing the airplane that piloted in the province of Córdoba (Argentina). A plane of the Argentine Air Force (FAA), which was carrying out training tasks alongside another aircraft, crashed this Wednesday in the province of Córdoba (center) and the pilot died despite having carried out an ejection before the impact, from which he has still the cause is unknown EFE / FAA BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE EDITORIAL USE ONLY NO SALES

The autopsy was performed in the morgue of the San Antonio de Padua Hospital in the city of Río Cuarto and was carried out by Dr. Ana Laura Peiovich, according to the Diario Puntal.

The data on the cause of death of the young captain will now be added to the judicial file that is processed in the Federal Court of the alternate capital of Córdoba, Río Cuarto.

The Criminal Secretary Lucía Storani explained to Clarín that the damaged plane will continue in the field guarded by federal forces since the Accident Board has already begun to work to determine the origin of the event that culminated with the destroyed ship and the dead pilot.

The body of the Britos pilot was transferred from the Morgue in Río Cuarto to the city of Paraná where they will be kept in a special room of the Second Air Brigade. Only the members of his family will be able to access the ceremony, due to the protocols imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The accident was registered at 10.05 on Wednesday, when the plane crashed to the ground about 10 kilometers north of Villa Valeria, over a sector of the La Primavera establishment, almost on the border with the province of San Luis.

The plane, called the Fighting Falcon, is a US fighter-bomber that was armed for the Argentine Air Force in 1995. It belongs to the V Air Brigade based in Villa Reynolds (San Luis), from where the internal emergency plan was activated.

Source: clarin

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