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Last updated: 8 May 2021
Date:Sunday 11 December 1960
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.4
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-102
MSN: 1464
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from San Andrés de Giles, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Destination airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (EPA/SADP), Argentina
Crashed in bad weather. Converted from Lancaster BI (B-045) in 1958 with parts of an Lancastrian 4 (ex LV-ACV FAMA, ex T-65 CAME, cn 1403) which was grounded due to corrosion.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Lima, Peru to El Palomar with an en route stop at Antofagasta, Chile.

» La Aventura de Volar / Brig.My. Rubén O. Palazzi, Biblioteca Nacional de Aeronáutica - 2003 Argentina
» Lancastrian FAA forum thread
» Clarín 12 + 13 Dec. 1960


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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 Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to El Palomar Airport, BA as the crow flies is 1684 km (1053 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 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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