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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Sunday 16 March 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Lineas Aéreas del Estado - LADE
Registration: TC-72
C/n / msn: 10404
First flight: 1969
Total airframe hrs:4953
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) W of San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC) (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (SADP), Argentina
Destination airport:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentina
Struck a mountain (Cerro López) while descending for an ILS approach.
Most of the passengers were soldiers and policemen who took part in flood relief operations in Neuquen Province.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Airnieuws 313 (p. 16)
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from El Palomar Airport, BA to San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN as the crow flies is 1314 km (821 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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