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Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2015
Status:
Date:Friday 26 June 1964
Time:ca 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Armada Argentina, Comando de Aviación Naval
Registration: 0189/5-T-2
C/n / msn: 3087
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Río Gallegos Internacional Airport, SC (RGL) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Río Gallegos Internacional Airport, SC (RGL/SAWG), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Narrative:
The Douglas C-54A transport plane operated on a flight from Ushuaia (USH), Argentina to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza (EZE). There was ice on the wings as the flight departed from Río Gallegos following an en route stop. A forced landing was carried out on a frozen field, shedding the propeller of one of the engines. Debris struck the other engine and the fuselage.

Sources:
» Historia de la Aviación Naval / Pablo Arguindeguy
» http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/27486/?page=2


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Distance from Río Gallegos Internacional Airport, SC to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 2051 km (1282 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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