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Accident description
Last updated: 27 February 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 11 December 1960
Time:19:50
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.4
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-102
C/n / msn: 1464
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from San Andrés de Giles, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Destination airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (SADP), Argentina
Narrative:
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.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Lima, Peru to El Palomar with an en route stop at Antofagasta, Chile.

Sources:
» La Aventura de Volar / Brig.My. Rubén O. Palazzi, Biblioteca Nacional de Aeronáutica - 2003 Argentina
» Lancastrian FAA forum thread
» Clarín 12 + 13 Dec. 1960


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Distance from Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to El Palomar Airport, BA as the crow flies is 1684 km (1053 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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