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Aeroparque Jorge Newbery

Jorge Newbery Airport is located in Palermo neighborhood, northeast of the center of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. The airport covers an area of and is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A. It is located in the city near the Rio de la Plata. The airport is named after Argentine aviator Jorge Newbery.

It is the main airport for domestic flights in Buenos Aires and only carries flights from Argentina and Uruguayan companies. Its military sector is where authorities normally board the Tango 01 presidential aircraft; which is based at "El Palomar" military airport.

In 2007, the airport handled 5,665,808 passengers and 81,340 aircraft movements.

Accidents and incidents

On 17 December 1969, an Austral Lineas Aereas C-46 Commando, lost engine 1 due to fuel exhaustion shortly after take-off. The plane failed to gain height and made a crash landing in a small sport field. Both 2 crew members survived without injury.

On 11 May 1975, Vickers Viscount CX-AQO of PLUNA was damaged beyond economic repair when it departed the runway.

On 27 January 1978, an Austral Lineas Aereas BAC 1-11 was damaged by an oxygen tank that set on fire. No-one was injured.

On 7 May 1981, Austral Lineas Aereas Flight 901, a BAC 1-11, crashed on approach after a flight from Tucuman. All 31 passengers and crew were killed.

On 31 August 1999, LAPA Flight 3142, a Boeing 737-200 crashed shortly after take-off due to mechanical failure and pilot error. 63 of the 100 passengers and crew were killed along with 2 on the ground rising the death toll to 65.

On 20 February 2004, an Austral Lineas Aereas McDonnell Douglas MD-81, lost a wheel shortly after rotating from the runway. The wheel smashed through the permiter fence, then came to rest on a golf course near the airport. The captain circled the airport to burn off fuel where an emergency landing took place. All onboard survived.

External links

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000
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