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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 19 Juli 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas Argentinas
Kennzeichen: LV-ADW
Werknummer: 43136/137
Baujahr: 1948
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 60 / Insassen: 60
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 67 / Insassen: 67
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:12 km (7.5 Meilen) W of Pardo, BA (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentinien
Flug nach:Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB (CRD/SAVC), Argentinien
The DC-6 departed Buenos Aires-Ezeiza at 07:31 for an IFR flight to Comodoro Rivadavia. When climbing to the cruising altitude of 4800 metres, the aircraft encountered some heavy turbulence after flying through Cumulonimbus clouds. The airplane broke up and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft disintegrated in flight due to rupture of the right wing following the application of loads in excess of the design loads, in a zone of extremely violent turbulence. A contributing factor was insufficient evaluation of the forecast, by both the aircraft captain and by the airline dispatcher, which resulted in the choice of an inappropriate flight altitude."

» Informe Final de Accidente de Aviación Nro. 1526 / Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil (JIAAC)



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 Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport, CB as the crow flies is 1429 km (893 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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