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Accident description
Last updated: 19 January 2017
Date:Sunday 11 December 1960
Type:Avro Lancaster B.1
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-102
C/n / msn: 1464
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Andrés de Giles, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (SADP), Argentina
Crashed in bad weather. Converted from Lancaster BI (B-045) in 1958 with parts of an Lancastrian 4 (ex LV-ACV FAMA, ex T-65 CAME, cn 1403) which was grounded due to corrosion.

» La Aventura de Volar / Brig.My. Rubén O. Palazzi, Biblioteca Nacional de Aeronáutica - 2003 Argentina
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Distance from Lima-Callao International Airport to El Palomar Airport, BA as the crow flies is 3118 km (1949 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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