Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 707
An Aerolíneas Argentinas Avro 748 similar to the one involved in the accident
|Date||4 February 1970|
|Site||Loma Alta, Argentina
|Aircraft type||Hawker Siddeley HS 748|
|Aircraft name||Ciudad de Bahía Blanca|
|Flight origin||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Asunción, Paraguay|
|1st stopover||El Pucú Airport, Formosa, Argentina|
|2nd stopover||Camba Puntá Airport, Corrientes, Argentina|
|Last stopover||Islas Malvinas International Airport, Rosario, Argentina|
|Destination||Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 707 was an international Asunción–Formosa–Corrientes–Rosario–Buenos Aires passenger service operated with an Avro 748-105 Srs. 1, registration LV-HGW, named "Ciudad de Bahía Blanca", that crashed on 4 February 1970 near the city of Loma Alta, Chaco, Argentina.
While en route on its third leg between Camba Puntá Airport and Islas Malvinas International Airport the aircraft flew into a cumulonimbus cloud; the pilots lost control of the aircraft after it encountered severe turbulence, and it crashed into the ground. All 37 occupants of the aircraft —33 of them passengers— perished in the accident.
Loss of control of the airplane and collision with terrain when encountering a zone with adverse meteorological conditions and severe turbulence.
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- Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 23 July 2005.
- "ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REVIEW: February and March, 1970" (PDF). Flight International: 619. 16 April 1970. Retrieved 5 May 2011.