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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 15 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 748-105 Srs. 1
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-IEV
MSN: 1558
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:16137
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Airport, BA (BHI) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentina
Weather at Bahiá Blanca was below minima with a visibility of 200 m in fog. The pilot however decided to carry out an instrument approach for runway 34. At the Inner Marker the runway was in sight and the pilot reported he was continuing visually. He lost sight of the runway lights and the aircraft, named "Ciudad de Gualeguaychú", contacted the ground 25 m short and 200 m to the right of the runway.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot failed to conform with the approved instrument approach procedures.

» The Avro 748 with Aerolineas Argentinas, by Carlos Abella


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