Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina) Flight 901

Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina) Flight 901Thursday May 7, 1981
The aircraft crashed into a river bed after two missed approaches and while in a holding pattern. Severe turbulence and thunderstorms where occurring in area. Loss of control of the aircraft and impact with the water by an error of the pilot in assessing the meteorological conditions on crossing through a zone of extremely violent cumulonimbus clouds. Windshear.

Crash Details

DateThursday May 7, 1981
LocationRio de la Plata, Argentina
Passengers26
Crew5
Fatalities31
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBAC One-Eleven 529FR
OperatorAustral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
RegistrationLV-LOX
Flight OriginTucuman
Flight Destination Buenos Aires
Rio de la Plata, Argentina
Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
BAC One-Eleven 529FR
1981