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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 23 August 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-118A
Operator:Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra)
Registration: NC14298
C/n / msn: 1370
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) N of San Luis, SL (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Destination airport:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentina
Narrative:
The Douglas DC-2 named "Santa Elena" crashed and burned at a location 20 miles (32 km) north of San Luis, Argentina in dense fog.

Sources:
» El Litoral 24-8-1937 (p.2)
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» Logbook Magazine
» El Orden 27-8-1937


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Distance from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD as the crow flies is 462 km (289 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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