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Last updated: 19 February 2020
Datum:Freitag 15 Mai 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Argentinas
Kennzeichen: LV-AFW
Werknummer: 19790
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Mar del Plata, BA (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mar Del Plata Airport, BA (MDQ/SAZM), Argentinien
Flug nach:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentinien
The DC-3 took off from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza at 18:30 for the night time flight AR672 to Bahía Blanca via Mar del Plata. The aircraft arrived at Mar del Plata at 20:14. At 20:40 the C-47 departed for the last leg of a flight to Bahía Blanca. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft crashed into the sea.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For undetermined reasons the aircraft crashed into the sea during a turn following a takeoff at night."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (127-130)
» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación Nro. 1219 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


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Distance from Mar Del Plata Airport, BA to Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA as the crow flies is 409 km (256 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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