Date & Time: Jun 26, 1964 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Ushuaia – Río Gallegos – Buenos Aires
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Río Gallegos Airport, the four engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height. The captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a snow covered field. Both engines number three and four were partially sheared off and three passengers were slightly injured. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the wings were contaminated with frost and that the airplane has not been deiced prior to takeoff.