Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 26 November 1993
Time:06:22
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:VIASA
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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina) show on map
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
Narrative:
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 2800m long runway and overran onto soft ground by 180m. 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.


Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» IATA
» Scramble 235


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