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Last updated: 19 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 16 October 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-6
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-ADQ
C/n / msn: 77
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SSW of Capilla del Senor (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Destination airport:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentina
Narrative:
The Convair took off from Buenos Aires at 15:00 for a VFR flight to Cordoba. En route altitude was to be 1200 m. Some 10 minutes after takeoff the pilot requested permission to descend to 600 m because of a marked frontal belt. A little later the aircraft entered the storm area and descended into the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Through causes which could not be fully ascertained and in circumstances arising while the aircraft, in attempting to leave the area of a violent storm, was flying at a low altitude, the aircraft was carried into the ground.
Contributory causes: 1) The persistence of the pilot-in-command in attempting in climb, without making use, at the appropriate time, of the full power available to arrest the descent caused, according to his own statement, by meteorological conditions. 2) The decision by the pilot-in-command to enter a local storm the violence of which he did not foresee and which he could have circumnavigated as prescribed by the operational standards of the company. 3) The fact that the pilot-in-command had no meteorological information relating to the weather conditions he encountered."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (160-162)


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Distance from Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD as the crow flies is 654 km (409 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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