ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando LV-FTP Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE)
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Date:Tuesday 11 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Transcontinental - TSA
Registration: LV-FTP
MSN: 30356
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:E of Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Three trainee co-pilots were to practice takeoff and landings at Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport. Their aircraft crashed in the Monte Grande neighbourhood following a no. 1 engine failure and burned out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failures in engine no.1 which necessitated stopping the engine and feathering the propeller during evasive action at speed below V1, also collision with obstacles owing to imprudence of the pilot in carrying out a demonstration of a frustrated landing on a runway which was unsuitable for the type of aircraft used."

» El Litoral 12 November 1958, p2
» El Litoral 11 November 1958, p2


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