Date & Time: Nov 7, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Río Gallegos – Mar del Plata – Buenos Aires
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine aircraft was returning to Buenos Aires following a reconnaissance mission over Antarctica. The approach to Mar del Plata Airport was initiated in very bad weather conditions when the airplane crashed in flames in a field located some six km short of runway. All 24 occupants escaped while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.