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Last updated: 16 February 2019
Date:Thursday 17 May 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: TC-76
C/n / msn: 10412
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Destination airport:Paraná AB, ER (PRA/SAAP), Argentina
Immediately after takeoff, the aircraft made a descending right turn and crashed in a field, 300 m past the runway. Unconfirmed reports say the no. 2 engine may have malfunctioned.

Loss of control

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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 Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to Paraná AB, ER as the crow flies is 787 km (492 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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