Crash-aerien 08 DEC 1957 d'un Douglas DC-4 LV-AHZ - Bolivar, BA
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:dimanche 8 dcembre 1957
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Compagnie:Aerolineas Argentinas
Immatriculation: LV-AHZ
Numéro de série: 27227
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-13
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 55 / à bord: 55
Total:victimes: 61 / à bord: 61
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:25 km (15.6 milles) SE of Bolivar, BA (   Argentine)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentine
Aéroport de destination:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentine
Numéro de vol:AR670
The Aerolineas Argentinas DC-4 took off from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza at 15:54 for a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. The crew were cleared for an IFR flight outside airways with a minimum altitude of 1200 m to Neuquen and 2400 m from Neuquen to San Carlos de Bariloche. It was established that the aircraft flew at 100-150 m for a distance of 35-40 km, deviating 21 km from its intended route. It is assumed that the pilot tried to fly below an intense upper front. The DC-4 flew into the front at its most active part, climbed sharply. At about 2500 m the aircraft lost control and dove to the ground. It struck the ground at a 35deg descent angle, 25deg left bank and with a speed of over 400 km/h.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft disintegrated in flight due to breakage of parts of the left wing followed by the falling off of the tail section when the equipment was subjected to stresses above those envisaged by the manufacturer. This was brought about as a direct result of the pilot's decision to attempt to cross a cold surface front under turbulent conditions of extreme severity.
Contributing causes were: 1) The pilot's recklessness in descending on a track well below the minimum safety flight altitude established for this type of operation.; 2) The absence in the flight plan of a forecast showing the intensity of the meteorological phenomena encountered; 3) Inadequate operational dispatch of the aircraft."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (245-252)
» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación N° 918 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación (JIAAC)



Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA et San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN est de 1305 km (816 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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