Argentine Air Force A-4AR Fightinghawk Aircraft Crashes Killing Pilot

An Argentine Air Force A-4AR Fightinghawk attack aircraft crashed while on a training mission south of Córdoba on August 5, killing the pilot.

The pilot, identified as Cpt Gonzalo Fabián Britos Venturini, reportedly ejected from the aircraft but was later found dead in the vicinity of the town of Villa Valeria (Province of Córdoba).

The aircraft, with registration C-925, took off from the V Air Brigade, located in the San Luis town of Villa Reynolds, for a routine training flight when the crash occurred.

The Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk is a major upgrade of the McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk attack aircraft developed for the Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, FAA) which entered service in 1998. The program was named Fightinghawk in recognition of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which was the source of its new avionics.

An Argentine Air Force A-4AR Fightinghawk attack aircraft. Photo: Chris Lofting, via Wikimedia Commons.

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