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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 30 junio 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operador:Transcontinental - TSA
Registración: LV-FTO
Numéro de série: 193
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:8926
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 35
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) (   Argentina)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
The Curtiss was flying the last (Cordoba-Buenos Aires) leg of a flight from Salta to Buenos Aires. The plane departed Cordoba at 18:46 and climbed to the cruising level of 2700 m. Approaching Buenos Aires, the plane was cleared for a runway 12 instrument approach. At 1300 m short of the runway and 175 m to the right of the extended centreline, the aircraft hit a 8 m high railway signal pole. The outer part of the right wing separate and the Curtiss turned about 45deg to the right, striking a group of trees and telegraph lines. The aircraft came down in a public area and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to follow the instrument approach chart during the approach."



This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 647 km (404 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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