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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Fecha:viernes 14 mayo 1948
Tipo:Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operador:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registración: LV-AFL
Numéro de série: 192
Año de Construcción: 1947-08-11 (9 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Junín Airport, BA (JNI) (   Argentina)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Prueba
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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