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Last updated: 25 January 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 3 August 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-351B
Fluggesellschaft:LAN Chile
Kennzeichen: CC-CCX
Werknummer: 18584/342
Baujahr: 1963
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 55
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 63
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,5 km (1.6 Meilen) W of Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinien
The aircraft was approaching runway 11 in fog when it struck trees in a gentle descent, some 2500 m short of the runway threshold and 300 m out of line with the runway centreline.
The aircraft came down on the grounds of the Ezeiza Atomic Center (CAE).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with obstacle during final approach due to non-compliance with regulatory procedures."

» Aviation Letter 275 p.6
» Flight International 12 August 1997 (454)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/93 (#7)


photo of Boeing-707-342-CC-CCX
accident date: 03-08-1978
type: Boeing 707-342
registration: CC-CCX

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 Miami International Airport, FL to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 7075 km (4422 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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