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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 12 March 1954
Time:09:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mreo
Operator:Ministerio de Agricultura
Registration: LV-ZBE
C/n / msn: 5656
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E of Catamarca Airport, CA (CTC) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Catamarca Airport, CA (CTC/SANC), Argentina
Destination airport:Catamarca Airport, CA (CTC/SANC), Argentina
Narrative:
Engines no. 2 and 3 failed in succession because the fuel was contaminated with water. The right wing collided with a line of trees and the airplane crashed.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "Forced landing due to immediate arrest of two of the three engines of the aircraft, due to the presence of water in the fuel."

Sources:
» El Litoral 13-3-1954


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