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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 23 January 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic IA50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
FMA IA 50 Guaraní II
Operator:Línea Aérea de Entre Ríos - LAER
Registration: LV-LAE
C/n / msn: 27
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Elena Airstrip, ER (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Paraná Airport, ER (PRA/SAAP), Argentina
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The FMA IA 50 Guaraní II was landing at the Santa Elena Airstrip near Paraná, Argentine when the crew felt and heard a bang. The pilot carried out a go-around, but the main undercarriage stayed "in-transit" and the flaps retracted only partway. Meanwhile hydraulic pressure had fallen to zero. The pilot diverted back to his base at Paraná but, on touchdown, the main undercarriage
collapsed rearwards.
It was later discovered that the "bump" during the attempted landing at Santa Elena was caused by the undercarriage striking a number of 10 inch diameter iron pipes which were lying on the runway in the touchdown zone and which had been partially obscured by tall grass.

Sources:
» Historias Individuales LV-LAE


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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