Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)

Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina) Friday January 16, 1959
The aircraft overshot runway and a missed approach procedure was initiated. The plane gradually descended into the ocean just offshore. The pilot was not familiar with the airport and he miscalculated during the instrument approach procedure. The pilot's temporarily confused mental state when he found himself in this critical situation, effectuating his capability and skill.

Crash Details

DateFriday January 16, 1959
LocationOff Mar del Plata, Argentina
Passengers47
Crew5
Fatalities51
Survivors1
Aircraft TypeCurtiss C-46A-50-CU
OperatorAustral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
RegistrationLV-GED
Flight OriginBuenos Aires
Flight Destination Mar del Plata
Off Mar del Plata, Argentina
Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU
1959