Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 13 May 1957
Type:Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operator:Lineas Aéreas del Estado - LADE
Registration: T-3
C/n / msn: 151
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) SW of San Carlos de Bariloche, RN (   Argentina) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
Destination airport:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentina
Narrative:
The Vickers Viking flew into a mountainside, Cerro Meta, near San Carlos de Bariloche, killing all aboard.

Sources:
» Rome News-Tribune - May 14, 1957
» El Litoral - May 15, 1957


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Distance from Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA to San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN as the crow flies is 1331 km (832 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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