Date & Time: Jul 31, 1981 at 1039 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Cochrane - Villa O'Higgins
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The airplane was engaged in a cargo flight from Cochrane to Villa O'Higgins, carrying six tons of various goods. After takeoff from Cochrane Airport, while initial climb, the airplane rolled to the right, lost height and crashed on a small hill located 3 km from the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed.
Failure of the right engine after rotation for unknown reasons.