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Last updated: 24 April 2018
Datum:Sonntag 26 Oktober 2003
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Fluggesellschaft:CATA Linea Aérea
Kennzeichen: LV-MGV
Werknummer: 567
Baujahr: 1967
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:21574
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) SW of Buenos Aires, BA (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinien
Flug nach:Corrientes-Camba Punta Airport, CR (CNQ/SARC), Argentinien
Flugnummer: 760
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.

Probable Cause:

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.



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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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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