Airplane Crash - Neuquen, Argentina 04/14/1976

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Neuquen, Argentina


Date04/14/1976
LocationNeuquen, Argentina
OperatorYacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales
TypeHawker Siddeley HS-748 2
RegistrationLV-HHB
Cn/In1540
Aboard34
Fatalities34
Ground0
SummaryStructural failure and in-flight separation of the right wing. Fatigue cracks attributed to stress due to design. These cracks became critical sooner than anticipated. The cracks remained undetected and became critical because the manufacturer's inspection program for the area was insufficiently.

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