Accident Lockheed 12B Electra Junior 161,
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Date:Sunday 9 January 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic L12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed 12B Electra Junior
Owner/operator:Ejército Argentino
Registration: 161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Itacumbú River -   Uruguay
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Paso de Los Libres, Corrientes
Destination airport:El Palomar, Buenos Aires
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed near the flooded Itacumbú River in northwestern Uruguay ; Eduardo Justo (27), son of Argentine President Agustín P. Justo, one colonel, tree lieutenant colonels, one lieutenant de navio, one major, one sargento and one sargento radio operator died. They were on the return flight from the induction of an international bridge between Paso de Los Libres and Uruguayana on 8.1.1938.
Press reports bad weather as probable cause.

Folha da Noite 10 January 1938, p25
Interavia, Jan 1938

Revision history:

20-Jun-2011 15:21 TB Added
23-Feb-2012 04:28 Gwydd Updated [Source]
03-Jul-2015 17:53 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
03-Jul-2015 18:05 TB Updated [Source]
26-Aug-2016 17:10 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2024 07:25 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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