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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 16 janvier 1959
Heure:21:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Compagnie:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Immatriculation: LV-GED
Numéro de série: 30514
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 46 / à bord: 47
Total:victimes: 51 / à bord: 52
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,2 km (0.8 milles) de Mar del Plata, BA (   Argentine)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentine
Aéroport de destination:Mar del Plata Airport, BA (MDQ/SAZM), Argentine
Numéro de vol: 205
Détails:
Departure for Mar del Plata was delayed by 35 minutes due to bad weather there. The plane finally took off from Buenos Aires at 19:50 for the IFR flight to Mar del Plata. Arriving near Mar del Plata, the flight was cleared for a runway 12 approach and landing. The aircraft arrived over the runway threshold at 85 m and attempted to land. The C-46 overshot without even touching the runway, and a missed approach procedure was carried out. At 1200 m offshore the aircraft descended gradually into the sea.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed during a missed approach procedure to observe the instrument flight procedure and attempted to continue visual flight by night in unfavourable weather conditions. The aircraft then lost altitude and descended into the sea.
Contributing factors were: 1) As the pilot was not familiar with the airport in this type of operation, he miscalculated during the instrument approach procedure; 2) The pilot's temporarily confused mental state, when he found himself in this critical situation, affectected his capabilty and skill; 3) The radio beacon was out of service and the lighting was poor because of the weather conditions at the time of the approach; 4) Unsatifactory dispatching of the aircraft by the operator."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (60-64)
» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación Nro. 1191 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA et Mar del Plata Airport, BA est de 382 km (239 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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