Accident BAC One-Eleven 521FH LV-JNR, Tuesday 4 December 1973
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Date:Tuesday 4 December 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
BAC One-Eleven 521FH
Owner/operator:Austral Lineas Aéreas
Registration: LV-JNR
MSN: 192
Year of manufacture:1969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Airport, BA (BHI) -   Argentina
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bahía Blanca-Comandante Espora Airport, BA (BHI/SAZB)
Destination airport:Trelew Airport, CB (REL/SAVT)
The crew noticed a power loss on the no. 1 engine shortly after lift-off. The aircraft lost height and a forced landing was carried out on the 950 m runway length remaining. The 1-11 was slowed down by Argentine Navy arresting cables (for A4Q aircraft). The cables broke however, damaging the aircraft and puncturing a fuel tank. The fuel ignited by friction sparks.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Aborted take-off due to apparent loss of power. This was caused by the aircraft having touched down on the runway again, after initial lift-off, whilst the crew were distracted by a bird of considerable size which was flying past the left hand windscreen."




photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Frankfurt International Airport (FRA); 04 September 1971

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