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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Date:Thursday 27 August 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-AHP
C/n / msn: 6411
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) from Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU) (   Paraguay)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Destination airport:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
A let down procedure to Asuncion airport using NDB was carried out while flying in instrument conditions. The aircraft descended below MDA and crashed short of the runway.


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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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