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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:dinsdag 9 juni 1953
Type:Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operated by:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
On behalf of:Lineas Aéreas del Estado - LADE
Registratie: T-6
Constructienummer: 180
Bouwjaar: 1947-01-13 (6 years 5 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Juan A. Pradere, BA (   Argentinië)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentinië
The Vickers Viking T-6 was owned by the Argentine Air Force but operated on flights on behalf of the military airline LADE. The airplane departed Buenos Aires on a flight to Ushuaia. The first technical stop on the route was planned at Bahía Blanca.
As the plane had enough fuel, the pilot decided to continue the flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. However, near Trelew the airplane ran into heavy fog. The pilot decided to return to Bahia Blanca, since Comodoro Rivadavia was also covered in fog. While returning to Bahía Blanca the crew became lost. The flight drifted over sea, causing the pilot to head west towards land. The airplane ran out of fuel and power on both engines was lost. A forced landing was carried out near the village of Juan A. Pradere, where the plane landed in a field covered with trees and bushes. One of the wings hit a tree and the airplane swung into the ground.
All aboard survived.

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photo of Vickers-615-Viking-1B-T-6
accident date: 09-06-1953
type: Vickers 615 Viking 1B
registration: T-6

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA en Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA bedraagt 570 km (356 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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