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Last updated: 16 February 2019
Date:Friday 26 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Registration: YV-135C
C/n / msn: 46971/258
First flight: 1978
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-50C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 123
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Flightnumber: 940
Flight 940 approached Ezeiza runway 35 in poor weather (800 feet cloud base, rain showers and a crosswind component). The plane touched down and began to aquaplane. The DC-10 could not be stopped on the 2800 m long runway and overran onto soft ground by 180 m. The nosegear leg collapsed rearward, causing engines no. 1 and 3 to strike the ground.
The aircraft was stored at Ezeiza for a long time before being broken up in November 1998.

Runway excursion

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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 Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 5101 km (3188 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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