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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 25 July 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:Estornel Air Service
Registration: LV-WMM
MSN: 29
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB), Argentina
Destination airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE), Argentina
After landing on runway 13 at Buenos Aires-Aeroparque (AEP) the crew extended the speed brakes. At that moment the plane slewed to the left and went off the runway.

Probable Cause:

Retraction of the left main landing gear during the landing, causing minor damage to the aircraft, due to an internal failure of the hydraulic extension / retraction actuator. Probable error in the implementation of Service Bulletins or in determining utilization "on condition".

Landing gear collapse
Runway excursion


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

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