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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 16 januari 1959
Tijd:21:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registratie: LV-GED
Constructienummer: 30514
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 46 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 51 / inzittenden: 52
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) van Mar del Plata, BA (   Argentinië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mar del Plata Airport, BA (MDQ/SAZM), Argentinië
Vluchtnummer: 205
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
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 Mar del Plata Airport, BA bedraagt 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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Curtiss C-46

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