ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 615 Viking 1B LV-AFL Junín Airport, BA (JNI)
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Date:Friday 14 May 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic vikg model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 615 Viking 1B
Operator:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registration: LV-AFL
MSN: 192
First flight: 1947-08-11 (9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Junín Airport, BA (JNI) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
A Vickers 615 Viking 1B was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing accident near Junín Airport, BA (JNI), Argentina.
The crew decided to divert to Junín when the airplane suffered unspecified problems with one engine. Visibility was poor and the aircraft impacted farm land, causing the undercarriage to collapse. The airplane caught fire but all five crew members escaped unharmed.

» El Orden 15 May 1948, p1


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Distance from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 976 km (610 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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