SOL S.A. Líneas Aéreas is an [5 ] Argentine airline founded in 2005, and operating since August 2006 pursuant to an agreement between Transatlántica Group and the government of [3 ] Santa Fe Province, who sought to improve air connections between the cities of Córdoba and Santa Fe. It has its headquarters in Rosario. [6 ]
The original plan was to link the
Santa Fe Province with the rest of the country by air without connecting at Buenos Aires, as few airlines fly to the Santa Fe province, given its close location to the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba. Furthermore, since most Argentine airlines fly larger aircraft such as the Boeing 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-80/MD-90 or Airbus A320, the plan was to fly smaller equipment, offering regular daily connections between the Santa Fe region and other Argentine cities.
carrier has an all- Saab 340 fleet.
Destinations [ edit ]
SOL Líneas Aéreas Saab 340A at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (March 2007).
As of June 2012
, the airline serves the following destinations:
Accidents and incidents [ edit ]
18 May 2011: , a 1985-built Flight 5428 Saab 340A, tail number LV-CEJ, operating a scheduled domestic Córdoba– Mendoza– Neuquén– Comodoro Rivadavia passenger service, crashed in Prahuaniyeu, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west of Los Menucos, in Río Negro Province, Argentina, while en route the last leg, following several distress calls made by the pilots. [4 ] [8 ] [9 ] [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] All 22 occupants of the aircraft, of whom 19 were passengers, perished in the accident. [13 ] [4 ] [9 ] [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] [13 ] The cause of the accident is yet to be determined, although ice accumulation on the aircraft wings is believed to have been a factor. [14 ] [15 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Timetable (Effective 5 September 2011)". Sol Líneas Aéreas. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ a b https://extranet.eurocontrol.int/http://prisme-web.hq.corp.eurocontrol.int/indicators/aircraft_operators_browse.jsp
^ a b c "Sol, la única compañía aérea del interior" [Sol, the only Argentine interior's company]. (in Spanish). 20 May 2011. Archived from La Nación the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ a b c "Paso a paso, cómo fue el vuelo fatal del avión de Sol" [The way the fatal crash was step by step]. (in Spanish). 20 May 2011. Archived from Clarín the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ " Condiciones del contrato y otros avisos importantes." Sol Líneas Aéreas. Retrieved on May 19, 2011.
^ " Contactos." Sol Líneas Aéreas. Retrieved on October 9, 2010. "Casa Central - Domicilio legal Rosario: Entre Ríos 986 - CPA S2000CRR"
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Sol Líneas Aéreas frontpage" . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ Accident description for LV-CEV at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 22 May 2011.
^ a b "Argentine plane crash kills 22". . 20 May 2011 Air Transport World . Retrieved 20 May 2011.
^ a b "22 dead as plane crashes in Argentina". . 20 May 2011. Archived from Oman Daily Observer the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ a b "Argentina plane crash kills all 22 people on board". . 19 May 2011. Archived from BBC News the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ a b Quinones, Nelson (19 May 2011). "Plane crash kills 22 in Argentina". . CNN International CNN. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ a b Faries, Bill; Orihuela, Rodrigo (19 May 2011). "Argentine Plane Crashes in Patagonia, Killing All 22 Passengers and Crew". Archived from Bloomberg L.P. the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ Warren, Michael (19 May 2011). "22 Dead in Plane Crash in Argentine Patagonia". The Guardian. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
^ "Airline: 'There is still no evidence on what might have caused the accident'". . 19 May 2011. Archived from Buenos Aires Herald the original on 13 June 2012 . Retrieved 13 June 2012.
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