Date: May 07, 1981
Time: 10:53
Location: Rio de la Plata, Argentina
Operator: Austral Lineas Aeras (Argentina)
Flight #: 901
Route: Tucuman - Buenos Aires
AC Type: BAC One-Eleven 529FR
Registration: LV-LOX
cn / ln: 212
Aboard: 31   (passengers:26  crew:5)
Fatalities: 31   (passengers:26  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into a river bed after two missed approaches and while in a holding pattern. Severe turbulence and thunderstorms where occurring in area. Loss of control of the aircraft and impact with the water by an error of the pilot in assessing the meteorological conditions on crossing through a zone of extremely violent cumulonimbus clouds. Windshear.

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