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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:mardi 17 mai 1960
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Compagnie:Transamerican Air Transport
Immatriculation: LV-GGJ
Numéro de série: 22554
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de El Sosneado (   Argentine)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentine
Aéroport de destination:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chili
Détails:
Curtiss C-46 LV-GGJ was to fly 7 race horses from Buenos Aires to Lima via Santiago de Chile. A VFR flight plan was filed with a cruising altitude of 3000 m. The plane took off at 11:04, about one hour late. The crew reported enroute over Junin (11:59), General Soler (13:10) and San Luis (14:00). At that time the weather had changed completely. The crew reported over San Rafael (14:34) estimating El Yeso at 15:35 and then requested clearance to climb to 6000 m. Nothing more was heard from the flight. The plane appeared to have crashed into a mountain peak at 4500 m following structural failure.

The wreckage of the aircraft was found on 21 November 1961 by an inhabitant of the El Sosneado area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft flew into extremely violent turbulence, was subjected to stresses greater than those for which it was designed, and in-flight structural failure resulted. Contributing causes were: 1) insufficient preparation for the flight; 2) inadequate arrangements for the secure carriage of the livestock; and 3) the pilots failure to familiarize himself with the prevailing weather conditions."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (33-37)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA et Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport est de 1125 km (703 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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