Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 10 February 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar Uruguayo - TAMU
Registration: CX-BJH/T-511
C/n / msn: 19301
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Artigas Airport (ATI) (   Uruguay) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Artigas Airport (ATI/SUAG), Uruguay
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Narrative:
Crashed soon after takeoff.

Sources:
» Aviation News 10.03.1978


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Distance from Artigas Airport to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 494 km (309 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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