Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 2 August 1947
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian 3
Operator:British South American Airways - BSAA
Registration: G-AGWH
C/n / msn: 1280
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tupungato Mountain (   Argentina) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Destination airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
Narrative:
Went missing over the Andes mountains while on a flight to Buenos Aires. Climbers found the wreckage January 2000 at over 5,000 meters above sea-level on top of Argentina's Tupungato Mountain, close to the Chilean border.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Civil Aircraft Registers of Great Britain
» Star Dust Falling / J.Rayner


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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