Airplane Crash - El Sosneado, Argentina 05/18/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - El Sosneado, Argentina


Date05/18/1960
LocationEl Sosneado, Argentina
OperatorTransamerican Air Transport
RouteBuenos Aires - Santiago
TypeCurtiss C-46
RegistrationLV-GGJ
Cn/In22554
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryCrashed due to structural failure after flying into extremely violent turbulence. Insufficient preparation for the flight by the crew. Inadequate arrangements for the secure carriage of the livestock. The pilots failure to familiarize himself with the prevailing weather conditions. Not found until 11/21/61.

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