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Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46

Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46
An Austral Lineas Aereas McDonnell Douglas MD-81, similar to the one involved in the accident
accident summary
Date June 12, 1988
Summary Undershot the runway due to reduced visibility, pilot error
Site Near Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, Posadas, Argentina
Passengers 16
Crew 6
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 22 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type McDonnell Douglas MD-81
Operator Austral Líneas Aéreas
Registration N1003G
Flight origin Buenos Aires
Stopover Resistencia International Airport
Destination Posadas Libertador General José de San Martín Airport

Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46 was an Argentine scheduled domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Posadas, via Resistencia that undershot the runway at Libertador General Jose de San Martin Airport in Posadas on June 12, 1988 in conditions of poor visibility. All 22 passengers and crew on board were killed in the crash.

Accident Sequence

Flight 46, operated by a air traffic control, and seven minutes later, the flight was cleared for an approach to Runway 01. Shortly after, the aircraft struck the top of a eucalyptus forest and crashed 3 kilometres short of the runway. All on board perished.[1]

Investigation

The investigation into the disaster concluded that the main factor in the crash was that the crew carried out an instrument approach below the indicated weather minima for the airport.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "ASN Aircraft Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-81 N1003G". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

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