ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 615 Viking 1B T-11 Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP)
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Date:Friday 11 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic vikg model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operated by:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
On behalf of:Lineas Aéreas del Estado - LADE
Registration: T-11
MSN: 188
First flight: 1947-06-16 (9 years 7 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 32
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
Destination airport:Mar del Plata Airport, BA (MDQ/SAZM), Argentina
The Vickers Viking T-6 was owned by the Argentine Air Force but operated on flights on behalf of the military airline LADE.
The aircraft was attempting to take off from Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) in crosswind conditions. It struck trees, crossed a road and crashed near the Club de Pescadores at the shore of the Rio de la Plata. One pedestrian was also killed in the accident.
The airplane was bound for Mar del Plata and Mendoza, Argentina.

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Distance from Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA to Mar del Plata Airport, BA as the crow flies is 382 km (239 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Vickers Viking

  • 163 built
  • 36th loss
  • 15th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
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