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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 12 August 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-40-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-19
C/n / msn: 33538/16790
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Trelew Airport, CB (REL) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Trelew Airport, CB (REL/SAVT), Argentina
Destination airport:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentina
A Douglas C-47 collided with terrain during a steep turn at low altitude following a night time takeoff.

» La Aventura de Volar / Brig.My. Rubén O. Palazzi, Biblioteca Nacional de Aeronáutica - 2003 Argentina


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Trelew Airport, CB to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB as the crow flies is 334 km (209 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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