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Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Datum:Freitag 20 Mai 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Argentinas
Kennzeichen: LV-ACQ
Werknummer: 13159
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Río Gallegos-Rio Chico Airport, SC (RGL) (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Río Gallegos-Rio Chico Airport, SC (RGL/SAWG), Argentinien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 took off from Rio Chico following a 600 m ground run but touched down again left of the runway. The left main gear leg broke off and a fire broke out in the no. 1 engine. This fire could not be contained due to a lack of adequate fire fighting equipment.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fall of the aircraft when the pilot decided to discontinue a take-off which he considered abnormal and which is attributed to the fact that the propeller was probably feathered for undetermined reasons."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (114-115)


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