Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 17 December 1969
Type:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registration: LV-GEB
C/n / msn: 30325
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) (   Argentina) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Fuel exhaustion because of incorrect tank selection caused the no. 1 engine to quit when climbing through 90m after takeoff. Unable to maintain height, a forced landing was carried out on a small sports field.

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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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