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Essay: Gustavo Andrés Deutsch, the “Argentine Saint-Exupéry” who founded LAPA, lived for aviation and died in an airplane

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 8:54 PM on Tuesday, August 31, 1999, a jet airplane went off the runway, knocked down a fence, crossed an avenue, hit a car, dragged a gas regulation chamber, braked on a sandy runway of a golf course and burst into flames.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 3:16 PM, a light aircraft crashed into a residential area, hit a house, and damaged other buildings when it exploded. Just over fifteen years (exactly 5,493 days) passed between one accident and the next. There is a common thread that connects them: Gustavo Andr . . .

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