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.
|Date:||Thursday 3 August 1978|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with obstacle during final approach due to non-compliance with regulatory procedures."
» 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).