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Date:jeudi 23 novembre 1961
Heure:05:40
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic COMT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4
Compagnie:Aerolineas Argentinas
Immatriculation: LV-AHR
Numéro de série: 6430
Année de Fabrication: 1960
Heures de vol:5242
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Avon 524
Equipage:victimes: 12 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 40 / à bord: 40
Total:victimes: 52 / à bord: 52
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2 km (1.3 milles) de São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP) (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP (VCP/SBKP), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad et Tobago
Numéro de vol:AR322
Détails:
A de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4 passenger jet was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from São Paulo/Campinas Airport, Brazil. All 40 passengers and 12 crew members were killed.
Aerolineas Argentinas flight 322 was a scheduled service from Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL). Intermediate stops were planned at São Paulo/Campinas Airport (VCP), Brazil and Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS), Trinidad. The airplane took off from Campinas Airport at 05:38. After reaching an altitude of about 100 m the aircraft lost altitude, collided with eucalyptus trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "It was presumed that the co-pilot was under flight instruction. If such was the case, the instructor, who was pilot-in-command, may have failed to brief or supervise the co-pilot properly."
Observations of the Government of Argentina as State of Registry: "Argentina has determined, in the light of information it has gathered, that the cause of the accident was: "Failure to operate under IFR during a takeoff by night in weather conditions requiring IFR operation and failure to follow the climb procedure for this type of aircraft; a contributory cause was the lack of vigilance by the pilot-in-command during the operations."

Sources:
» The Deseret News - Nov 23, 1961


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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 São Paulo/Campinas-Viracopos International Airport, SP et Port of Spain-Piarco Airport est de 4030 km (2519 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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