Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-20-DK on Mt Osorno: 7 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 28, 1959 at 1349 LT
  • 952
  • Flight
  • Military
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Santiago – Punta Arenas
  • 12976
  • 1944
  • Mt Osorno, Región de Los Lagos
  • Chile
  • South America
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 7
  • En route from Santiago to Punta Arenas, the aircraft struck the slope of the volcano Osorno (2,652 meters high). The wreckage was spotted by the crew of a Chilean Army helicopter two days later. All seven occupants were killed in the accident.