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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 20 February 1960
Time:11:45
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-AHO
C/n / msn: 6410
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Narrative:
The Comet flight crew were carrying out an approach and landing at Buenos Aires-Ezeiza during training flight. The aircraft landed heavily, forcing the main gear legs up through the wings. The Comet bounced and touched down several hundred yards further on; a fire then erupted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper flight instruction and faulty use of the controls and the engines on the part of the flight instructor, causing a violent landing."

Classification:

Sources:
» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación Nro. 1370 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


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