By Enrique PIÑEYRO

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Documentary - Completed 2006

A documentary about the disastrous state of commercial aviation in Argentina, that has provoked many casualties.
The director, a former airliner pilot, exposed a network of corruption and negligence responsible for the latent failures that will inevitably result in future accidents.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Enrique PIÑEYRO
    • Writer(s)
    • Enrique PIÑEYRO
    • Producer(s)
    • Verónica CURA (Aquafilms)
    • Synopsis
    • This film is based on the real life experience of the director as a former airline pilot, who acted and directed WHISKY ROMEO ZULU, a feature film that recreates in fictional fashion the events preceding the air crash on August 31 1999 on a LAPA Boeing 737 which went on flames after crashing into a mound in midtown Buenos Aires and caused the death of 67 people.
      Between 1997 and 1999 more people died in planes that in the precedent 27 years. From this point, the director shows the behind-the-scenes of the disastrous state of civil aviation in Argentina. Much of this is due to the inexplicable situation by means of which civil aviation is entirely militarized and under total control of the Air Force since the last military coup thirty years ago
      With hidden cameras in the control tower and 3D animation to convey the true version of two fatal air crashes in Argentina. The film shows several emergencies provoked by the inefficient of the system in real time. The director (an aircraft accident investigator himself) points out on how corruption within the Air Force is directly affecting air safety.
      In this documentary we can see and understand many incredible close calls of aircraft on the verge of a fuel emergency and almost hit by rockets, and the recordings of their real conversations, it includes television footage depicting corruption of Air Force officials poses a strong forewarning: the latent failures that causes the Austral and Lapa accidents are still intact.