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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Saturday 17 October 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerolineas Argentinas
Registration: LV-AGE
MSN: 20083
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jujuy Airport, PJ (JUJ) (   Argentina)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salta Airport, SA (SLA/SASA), Argentina
Destination airport:Jujuy-El Cadillal Airport, PJ (JUJ/SASJ), Argentina
The flight had departed Salta Airport for Tartagal, with an en route stop at Jujuy, Argentina. During the landing run at Jujuy the aircraft swung off the runway and collided with a mound of earth. The crew and passengers were unhurt. Aircraft damage was substantial involving the destruction of both undercarriage retracting mechanisms, six twisted propeller blades, a broken oil radiator and severe damage to the wings.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "Deflection of the aircraft during the landing run as a result of the tail wheel coming adrift and impact of the aircraft against a mound of earth near the runway used. It was considered that both pilots would have been more prudent if they had corrected the aircraft direction by applying more power with the port engine."

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 Salta Airport, SA to Jujuy-El Cadillal Airport, PJ as the crow flies is 65 km (40 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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