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Last updated: 13 May 2021
Date:Tuesday 25 October 1949
Time:ca 18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter IA
Operator:Fuerza AÚrea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-28
MSN: 12750
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bolson de Burruyac˙, TU (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (EPA/SADP), Argentina
Destination airport:Salta Airport, SA (SLA/SASA), Argentina
The Bristol Freighter impacted a tree and impacted downsloping terrain when performing a forced landing following 'mechanical problems'.

» El Litoral 26 October 1949, p2
» El Orden 26 October 1949, p1
» El Orden 27 October 1949, p1


photo of Bristol-170-Freighter-1A-T-28
accident date: 25-10-1949
type: Bristol 170 Freighter 1A
registration: T-28

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 El Palomar Airport, BA to Salta Airport, SA as the crow flies is 1267 km (792 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 Networkĺs 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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