Austral Lineas Aéreas plane crashes
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.
- 21 November 1977; Austral Lineas Aéreas BAC111; LV-JGY; flight 9; 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.
- 7 May 1981; Austral Lineas Aéreas BAC111; LV-LOX; flight 901; 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.
- 12 June 1988; Austral Lineas Aéreas MD81; N1003G; flight 46; 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.
- 10 October 1997; Austral Lineas Aéreas DC9-32; LV-WEG; flight AU2553; 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.
4 December 1973; Austral Lineas Aéreas BAC111; LV-JNR; near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina:
The aircraft lost power in one engine shortly after takeoff and made a forced landing on the takeoff runway.
The fuel tanks were damaged, and there was a post crash fire.
However, none of the six crew members and 68 passengers were killed.
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