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Last updated: 19 May 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 12 juni 1988
Tijd:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD81 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 (MD-81)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registratie: N1003G
Constructienummer: 48050/989
Bouwjaar: 1981
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 16 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) S of Posadas Airport, MI (PSS) (   Argentinië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Resistencia Airport, CH (RES/SARE), Argentinië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Posadas Airport, MI (PSS/SARP), Argentinië
Vluchtnummer:AU046
Beschrijving:
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.)

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


Veiligheidsmaatregelen
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.

Foto's

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
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Resistencia Airport, CH en Posadas Airport, MI bedraagt 304 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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