ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 707-351B CC-CCX Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 3 August 1978
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
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) W of 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
The aircraft was approaching runway 11 in fog when it struck trees in a gentle descent, some 2500 m short of the runway threshold and 300 m out of line with the runway centreline.
The aircraft came down on the grounds of the Ezeiza Atomic Center (CAE).

Probable Cause:

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

» Aviation Letter 275 p.6
» Flight International 12 August 1997 (454)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/93 (#7)


photo of Boeing-707-342-CC-CCX
accident date: 03-08-1978
type: Boeing 707-342
registration: CC-CCX

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 Miami International Airport, FL to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 7075 km (4422 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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