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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 20 februari 1960
Tijd:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registratie: LV-AHO
Constructienummer: 6410
Bouwjaar: 1959
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentinië)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinië
Beschrijving:
The Comet flight crew were carrying out an approach and landing at Buenos Aires-Ezeiza during training flight. The aircraft landed heavily, forcing the main gear legs up through the wings. The Comet bounced and touched down several hundred yards further on; a fire then erupted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper flight instruction and faulty use of the controls and the engines on the part of the flight instructor, causing a violent landing."

Bronnen:
» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación Nro. 1370 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


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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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