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Last updated: 23 May 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 12 junio 1988
Hora:09:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic MD81 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 (MD-81)
Operador:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registración: N1003G
Numéro de série: 48050/989
Año de Construcción: 1981
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) S of Posadas Airport, MI (PSS) (   Argentina)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Resistencia Airport, CH (RES/SARE), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Posadas Airport, MI (PSS/SARP), Argentina
Número de Vuelo:AU046
Descripción:
Austral Lineas Aéreas flight 046 departed Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbery at 07:04 hours local time on a domestic flight to Resistencia and Posadas, Argentina. The first leg of the flight uneventful and the DC-9-81 aircraft departed Resistencia at 08:40 hours following a 26-minute stopover.
At 09:09, the crew established radio contact with the Posadas Tower controller, reporting at FL 090, VMC, at 30 NM from the airport. Some 7 minutes later the controller cleared the flight for a runway 01 VOR/DME approach, requesting the crew to report over the VOR, and cleared the flight to descend to 4000 feet. Weather at that time was very poor, with about 100 m visibility in fog.
At 09:20 the aircraft struck the top of a eucalyptus forest, at 3022 m (1,63 NM) from the runway 01 threshold.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Impacto contra una arboleda y posterior incendio, debido a efectuar una aproximación por instrumentos, sin respetar lo indicado por la carta correspondiente para ese aeropuerto. " (Impact against woods and subsequent fire, due to carrying out an instrument approach, without respecting the indicated weather minima for that airport.)

Fuentes:
» ICAO Adrep 3/88 (#17)
» ICAO Adrep 6/88 (#52)
» Informe Final de Investigación de Accidente de Aviación Civil / JIACA


Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad
It was suggested to improve the protection of the insulating material for the equipment as well as for the ducts that allows the passing of wires inside the FDR and CVR.

Fotos

photo of DC-9-81-N1003G
accident date: 12-06-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81
registration: N1003G
photo of DC-9-81-N1003G
accident date: 12-06-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81
registration: N1003G
photo of DC-9-81-N1003G
accident date: 12-06-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81
registration: N1003G
photo of DC-9-81-N1003G
accident date: 12-06-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81
registration: N1003G
 

Map
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 Resistencia Airport, CH to Posadas Airport, MI as the crow flies is 304 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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