Airplane Crash - Off Mar Del Plata, Argentina 01/16/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Mar del Plata, Argentina


Date01/16/1959
Time21:40
LocationOff Mar del Plata, Argentina
OperatorAustral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
RouteBuenos Aires - Mar del Plata
TypeCurtiss C-46A-50-CU
RegistrationLV-GED
Cn/In30514
Aboard52
Fatalities51
Ground0
SummaryThe 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.

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