Crash of a Cessna 421A Golden Eagle I in Buenos Aires

Date & Time: May 31, 2017 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LQ-JLY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar - Buenos Aires
MSN:
421A-0092
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed El Palomar Airbase in Buenos Aires on a short flight to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport. On approach, an engine failed. The pilot elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in flames in a field located near Canning, about 9 km short of runway 35 threshold. All three crew members were injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A in El Palomar

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2012 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AE-175
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
380-13
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was completed a flight to El Palomar Air Base, near Buenos Aires, with a crew of three and six passengers on board, among them General Luis Pozzi, Chief of Argentinian Army. Upon landing, left main gear collapsed. Aircraft slid on runway and veered to the right before coming to rest in a grassy area. While all nine occupants were uninjured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. General Pozzi was returning to El Palomar Air Base following a review of the troops in the Pampa Province.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M near San Carlos de Bariloche: 52 killed

Date & Time: Mar 16, 1975 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TC-72
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
El Palomar - San Carlos de Bariloche
MSN:
10404
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
52
Aircraft flight hours:
4953
Aircraft flight cycles:
5236
Circumstances:
The airplane departed El Palomar Airbase in Buenos Aires on a flight to San Carlos de Bariloche, carrying 47 soldiers and their family members. There were also two Uruguayan citizens on board. While approaching San Carlos de Bariloche Airport in marginal weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Lopez located about 34 km west of runway 11 threshold. The wreckage was found few hours later and none of the 52 occupants survived the crash.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain after the crew initiated the descent prematurely when he did not have sufficient ground assistance. It is possible that the crew was unaware of the strength of the wind in the area when the accident occurred, winds that caused the aircraft to divert from the prescribed approach path.

Crash of an Avro 691 Lancastrian IV in San Andres de Giles: 31 killed

Date & Time: Dec 11, 1960 at 1950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-102
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lima – Antofagasta – El Palomar
MSN:
1464
YOM:
1946
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
31
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft was completing a flight from Lima to El Palomar Airbase in Buenos Aires with an intermediate stop at Antofagasta on behalf of the Correo Aéreo Militar al Exterior (CAME). While approaching Buenos Aires from the west, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when control was lost. The airplane dove into the ground and crashed in flames in a field located in San Andres de Giles, about 80 km west of El Palomar Airbase. The aircraft was destroyed and all 31 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control occurred while the crew was flying under VFR mode in IMC conditions.

Crash of a Vickers 610 Viking 1B at El Palomar AFB

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-92
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
239
YOM:
1947
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at El Palomar AFB. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in El Palomar AFB

Date & Time: Jul 28, 1959
Operator:
Registration:
T-53
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar – Tandil
MSN:
6181
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from El Palomar AFB, while initial climb, one of the engine caught fire. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a wasteland located 4 km east of the airfield. The airplane came to rest and was damaged beyond repair while there were no injuries among the occupants.
Probable cause:
Engine fire during initial climb.

Crash of a Vickers 610 Viking 1B in Hurlingham: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 1956
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-91
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
258
YOM:
18
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from El Palomar Airbase, while climbing, the airplane suffered an engine failure. The crew elected to make an emergency landing when control was lost. The twin engine aircraft crashed in a wasteland located in Hurlingham, near the airfield. Three crew members, among them both pilots, were killed while all six other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after takeoff.

Crash of a Vickers 615 Viking 1B in Morón

Date & Time: Oct 27, 1952
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-64
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar - Morón
MSN:
194
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Morón Airbase, an engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crashed in a field short of runway threshold, lost its undercarriage and its right propeller before coming to rest. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Ground fire of a Vickers 615 Viking 12B in El Palomar AFB

Date & Time: Sep 27, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-8
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
183
YOM:
1947
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Caught fire at El Palomar AFB while parked. There were no casualties but the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Bristol 170 Freighter 1A in Burruyacú: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 25, 1949 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-28
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
El Palomar – Salta
MSN:
12750
YOM:
1946
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route, the crew encountered unknown technical problems and the captain elected to make an emergency landing when the aircraft hit a tree and crashed on a hilly terrain. Three crew members and three passengers were killed while three other occupants were injured.