Date & Time: Feb 20, 1960 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.106 Comet
Landing (descent or approach)
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini. Following several maneuvers in the area, the crew started a new approach. The aircraft landed hard, causing the undercarriage to puncture the wings and the fuel tanks. The aircraft bounced then swung on runway before coming to rest in flames. While all six crew members were slightly injured, the aircraft was destroyed.
Wrong approach configuration on part of the instructor who adopted a too high descent angle and failed to flare according to the published procedures.