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Last updated: 18 October 2019
Date:Thursday 29 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short S.25 Sandringham 2
Operator:ALFA - Aviacion del Litoral Fluvial Argentino
Registration: LV-AAP
C/n / msn: SH.2C
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Buenos Aires (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rosario Seaplane Base, SF, Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires Seaplane Base, Argentina
Crashed in River Plate while attempting to land in fog.
Initially 4 occupants survived, one later died.

» El Tiempo 30 July 1948, p8
» El Tiempo 1 August 1948, p8


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Distance from Rosario Seaplane Base, SF to Buenos Aires Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 271 km (170 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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