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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 30 April 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aéreos - ACTA
Kennzeichen: LV-HIJ
Werknummer: 22346
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Laguna Brava, LR (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Flug nach:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinien
While flying at 5250 m, the no. 1 propeller oversped to 3700rpm and was feathered. A wheels up emergency landing was carried out on the Laguna Brava salt lake at an altitude of 4192 meters above sea level. The C-46 was carrying Arabian race horses to Buenos Aires.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Forced landing with undercarriage retracted on an inadequate site because of technical faults in the No.1 engine which could not be determined."


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Distance from Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 1705 km (1066 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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