Date & Time: Jun 17, 1971 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Santa Cruz - Arica
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine airplane was completing a cargo flight from Santa Cruz to Arica, Chile. While cruising at an altitude of 18,000 feet under VFR mode, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Nevados de Putre located 12 km northeast of Putre. The wreckage was found few hours later. All six occupants were killed.
The crew was flying under VFR mode in IMC conditions. Controlled flight into terrain.