Date: January 16, 1959
Time: 21:40
Location: Off Mar del Plata, Argentina
Operator: Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
Flight #: ?
Route: Buenos Aires - Mar del Plata
AC Type: Curtiss C-46A-50-CU
Registration: LV-GED
cn / ln: 30514
Aboard: 52   (passengers:47  crew:5)
Fatalities: 51   (passengers:46  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft overshot runway and a missed approach procedure was initiated. The plane gradually descended into the ocean just offshore. The pilot was not familiar with the airport and he miscalculated during the instrument approach procedure. The pilot's temporarily confused mental state when he found himself in this critical situation, effectuating his capability and skill.

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