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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 29 September 1994
Time:20:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121B Jet Commander
Operator:Radeair
Registration: LV-WEN
C/n / msn: 126
First flight:
Engines: 2 General Electric CJ610-9
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) N of Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR) (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Narrative:
The overweight Jet Commander departed Córdoba at night. Shortly after takeoff from runway 36, the airplane struck trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

The crash was caused by the inadequate operation and flight planning during take-off plus the following factors: early retraction of the flaps; overweight at take-off, exceeding the authorized maximum; considerable upslope both of runway and land at the take-off.

Classification:
Overloaded
Loss of control

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