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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74920
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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Date:20-JAN-2003
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace Jetstream 32EP
Owner/operator:Aerovip
Registration: LV-ZST
C/n / msn: 941
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE) -   Argentina
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sauce Viejo
Destination airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
Struck airport equipment; propeller broke.

3.2 Cause
At the end of a regular commercial flight, in the phase of taxiing to the parking position, the aircraft hit a tractor for towing with its left engine due to
1) Inadequate coordination in the cockpit.
2) Incorrect location and lack of regulatory signalling of the towing tractor.
3) Poor visibility from the side windows.
Contributing factor:
- The position of the sun in relation to the aircraft.
- Momentary diversion of the pilot's attention for safety reasons towards the entrance of passengers to an adjacent aircraft.

Sources:

http://www.jiaac.gob.ar/files/pdf/Bol34.pdf
https://jiaac.gob.ar/files/2363675.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of LV-ZST courtesy AirHistory.net


Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE / AEP / AER)
3 May 2015; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2010 11:39 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
22-Aug-2020 19:41 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2020 19:43 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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