Vliegtuigongeval op 23 APR 1954 met Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3) LV-ACX - Sierra del Vilgo, CD
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 23 april 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registratie: LV-ACX
Constructienummer: 12387
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sierra del Vilgo, CD (   Argentinië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentinië
The Aerolineas Argentinas flight took off from Mendoza at 18:47 for a flight to Cordoba. Severe turbulence existed in the area near Cordoba, causing the flight crew to decide to divert to La Rioja. At 21:25 they reported a La Rioja ETA of 21:40. Nothing more was heard from the flight. The wreckage was found on April 26 near Sierra de Vilgo.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For reasons which could not be determined the aircraft deviated from the prescribed route and followed a course which led it to crash in mountainous terrain. A contributing factor was: The pilot-in-command's decision to descend below the minimum altitude specified for weather conditions requiring an instrument approach, contrary to the provisions of the Airline Operations Manual. A probable contributing factor was the probable fatigue of the aircraft crew."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (97-100)


photo of Douglas-C-47A-LV-ACX
accident date: 23-04-1954
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: LV-ACX

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD en Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD bedraagt 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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