Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 3 August 1978
Time:22:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-351B
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CCX
C/n / msn: 18584/342
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:47740
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 63
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Narrative:
The aircraft was approaching runway 11 in fog when it struck trees in a gentle descent, some 2500m short of the runway threshold and 300m out of line with the runway centreline.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with obstacle during final approach due to non-compliance with regulatory procedures."

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 275 p.6
» Flight International 12.08.1997 (454)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/93 (#7)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 7075 km (4422 miles).

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