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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 14 Mai 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Fluggesellschaft:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Kennzeichen: LV-AFL
Werknummer: 192
Baujahr: 1947-08-11 (9 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Junín Airport, BA (JNI) (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentinien
Flug nach:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinien
A Vickers 615 Viking 1B was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing accident near Junín Airport, BA (JNI), Argentina.
The crew decided to divert to Junín when the airplane suffered unspecified problems with one engine. Visibility was poor and the aircraft impacted farm land, causing the undercarriage to collapse. The airplane caught fire but all five crew members escaped unharmed.

» El Orden 15 May 1948, p1


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Distance from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 976 km (610 miles).

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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