Plane Crashes Since 1970 for Austral Lineas Aereas

The following events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role. Excluded would be events where the only passengers killed were stowaways, hijackers, or saboteurs.

  1. 21 November 1977; Austral Lineas Aereas BAC111; near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina: The aircraft crashed into a hill about 12 miles (20 km) during a night approach in poor weather. All five crew members and 41 of the 74 passengers were killed.

  2. 7 May 1981; Austral Lineas Aereas BAC111; near Buenos Aires, Argentina: The aircraft crashed into a river about 10 miles (16 km) from the airport during an approach in through an area of thunderstorms. The crew apparently lost control of the aircraft due to the storm. All five crew members and 25 passengers were killed.

  3. 12 June 1988; Austral Lineas Aereas MD81; Posadas, Argentina: The aircraft crashed three miles (4.8 km) short of the airport during an approach in poor visibility. All 15 passengers and seven crew were killed.

  4. 10 October 1997; Austral Lineas Aereas DC9-32; near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay: The aircraft crashed during a night approach in stormy weather. The aircraft departed Posadas, Argentina and crashed about 280 miles (448 km) from Buenos Aires, its intended destination. All five crew members and 69 passengers were killed.

Plane Crashes Since 1970 for Austral Lineas Aereas
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