Accident description
Last updated: 6 March 2015
Date:Sunday 3 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-AGE
C/n / msn: 20083
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Puerto Deseado Airport, SC (PUD) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Puerto Deseado Airport, SC (PUD/SAWD), Argentina
The DC-3 approached fast and touched down on its right gear some 200m past the runway threshold. After traveling 120m on the right wheel, the DC-3 lifted off briefly and touched down again 120m further on, again on the right gear. The left wheel touched down after 30m. The aircraft overran the runway, ending up in a 3m deep ditch. Weather was given as 1500-2000m visibility, ceiling 300, wind WSW 2knots, runway rather muddy.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to the error of the pilot in calculating the landing distance, made unfavourable meteorological conditions, with the result that the aircraft ran over the perimeter fence of the field and fell into a trench."

Runway excursion



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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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