Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 26 October 2003
Time:04:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Operator:CATA Linea Aérea
Registration: LV-MGV
C/n / msn: 567
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:27650
Cycles:21574
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) SW of Buenos Aires, BA (   Argentina) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Destination airport:Corrientes-Camba Punta Airport, CR (CNQ/SARC), Argentina
Flightnumber: 760
Narrative:
At 04:28 CATA flight 670 departed Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport's runway 17 on a cargo flight to Corrientes (CNQ). Shortly after takeoff the pilot indicated that they wanted to return to the airport. The Ezeiza controller then cleared them to return to the airport and land on runway 17. Apparently the pilots lost control, crashed and the plane burst into flames near the 'Esperanza' golf course.
The left propeller was found in feathered position and the right engine appeared to be developing full power. The landing gear and flaps were found in the retracted position.


CAUSE (translated from Spanish): An engine failed during takeoff phase of a non-scheduled cargo flight. The aircraft lost height and impacted with the ground, for reasons that may be related to excess weight, the Maximum Takeoff Weight and failure of an engine in flight, automatically, for undetermined reasons.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» JIAAC
» NTSB


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Distance from Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Corrientes-Camba Punta Airport, CR as the crow flies is 818 km (511 miles).

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