Date & Time: Jan 9, 2001 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Buenos Aires - Santa Cruz
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was taxiing at Buenos Aires-Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport for a departure from runway 11 when the left main gear collapsed. All 146 occupants evacuated safely but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the left main landing gear collapsed because the forward trunnion bearing support fitting broke due to intergranular corrosion.