ASN Aircraft accident CASA CN-235-100 LV-VHM Sierras Grandes, CD
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Date:Wednesday 9 August 1995
Type:CASA CN-235-100
Operator:Inter Austral
Registration: LV-VHM
MSN: 030
First flight: 1990-06-18 (5 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sierras Grandes, CD (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD (COR/SACO), Argentina
Destination airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
The main door of the aircraft opened in flight. Flight attendant Lilian Almada was sucked out of the aircraft.
The door was pushed out of shape and the de-icer boot of the left stabilizer failed.

Passenger door failure
Forced landing on runway

» Asociación Argentina de Aeronavegantes, paper nº20 year 16, january 1996
» ICAO Summary 6/95


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Distance from Córdoba-Pajas Blancas Airport, CD to Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD as the crow flies is 462 km (289 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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