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Last updated: 16 October 2019
Datum:Donnerstag 24 August 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-287C
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Argentinas
Kennzeichen: LV-JNE
Werknummer: 20408/265
Baujahr: 1970-09-11 (8 years)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 99
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 105
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentinien
Flug nach:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentinien
During the approach to Buenos Aires the crew forgot to lower the landing gear. When the gear warning sounded, the copilot reacted by pulling the circuit breakers to silence the alarm. The approach was continued and the airplane belly landed.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAS: "Principio de Incendio y evacuación de aeronave durante el aterrizaje por haber omitido la tripulación de vuelo extender el tren de aterrizaje, durante una aproximación normal con el copiloto al mando y el comandante en el asiento de la derecha. Por falta de disciplina funcional y omisión de procedimientos y listas de chequeo, con el agravante de haber desconectado intencionalmente los dispositivos de alarma auditiva de tren no extendido (GPWS)."

» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)


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Distance from Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 570 km (356 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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