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Datum:Sonntag 17 Juni 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Fluggesellschaft:ARCO - Aerolineas Colonia
Kennzeichen: CX-BHS
Werknummer: 20
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 39
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Colonia Airport (CYR) (   Uruguay)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Colonia Airport (CYR/SUCA), Uruguay
The Convair touched down about 12 meters short of the runway 29 threshold. The airplane's left main landing gear struck a threshold light, causing the light to separate. The airplane then swerved off the side of the runway, causing the left main gear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command having made too low an approach and having touched down before the threshold of the runway."


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