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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:maandag 21 november 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 420EL
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registratie: LV-JGY
Constructienummer: 155
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:21272
Aantal vluchten:22228
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511-14W
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 41 / inzittenden: 74
Totaal:slachtoffers: 46 / inzittenden: 79
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:21 km (13.1 mijl) E of San Carlos de Bariloche, RN (   Argentinië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentinië
Vluchtnummer: 9
BAC One-Eleven LV-JGY was one of three chartered aircraft flying from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche. LV-JGY was, at 22:53, the second plane to depart from Buenos Aires. While climbing to the assigned cruising altitude of FL350, the airplane suffered pressurization problems. This forced the crew to request FL290. At 00:40 the flight was cleared to descend to FL200. Nine minutes later the crew requested and was granted a direct ILS approach. The ILS approach to runway 28 was discontinued because of problems with the ILS reception. The pilot then requested a visual runway 10 approach. Wind was 270deg/15 knots and the pilot decided to use ILS procedure no. 2 and try to land at runway 28 anyway. Last radio contact was when the pilot reported abeam the VOR beacon. The airplane collided with terrain near Cerro Pichileufú.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE; "The accident was caused by the collision of the aircraft with the ground during the final approach to Bariloche runway after an improper and premature descent which was below safety limits.
The accident can be attributed to a procedural error by the crew during the final approach in that they abandoned the ILS procedure, an action strongly and unduly influenced by the interruption of the VOR signal and also probably by the state of mind of the pilot-in-command."

» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


photo of BAC-One-Eleven-420EL-LV-JGY
accident date: 21-11-1977
type: BAC One-Eleven 420EL
registration: LV-JGY

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 San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN bedraagt 1331 km (832 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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