Accident description
Last updated: 2 March 2015
Status:
Date:Friday 14 May 1948
Type:Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operator:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registration: LV-AFL
C/n / msn: 192
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Junín Airport, BA (JNI) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
Narrative:
A Vickers 615 Viking 1B was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing accident near Junín Airport, BA (JNI), Argentina.
The crew decided to divert to Junín when the airplane suffered unspecified problems with one engine. Visibility was poor and the aircraft impacted farm land, causing the undercarriage so collapse. The airplane caught fire but all five crew members escaped unharmed.


Sources:
» El Orden 15 May 1948, p1


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Distance from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 976 km (610 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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