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Crash of a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang in Los Ángeles: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2019 at 1820 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CC-ANR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Concepción - Los Ángeles
MSN:
510-0455
YOM:
2013
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach to Los Ángeles-María Dolores Airport, the airplane crashed in flames in a wooded area located about 500 meters short of runway 18. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot, sole on board, was killed. The accident occurred 19 minutes after sunset.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Concepcion: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2010 at 1346 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CC-PGY
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tobalaba - Concepción
MSN:
31-7401257
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Captain / Total flying hours:
760
Captain / Total hours on type:
81.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3167
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a special flight from Tobalaba to Concepción with a team of five experts from the Santo Tomás University. While descending to Concepción-Carriel Sur Airport in poor weather conditions, aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located some 20 km north of airport, near Tomé. All six occupants were killed. They should inspect installations in Concepción following the earthquake from 27FEB2010.
Probable cause:
Pilot continued the approach in low visibility and let the aircraft flying below the minimum safe altitude. At the time of impact, aircraft was ten degrees off track (017° radial) for a runway 20 approach in IMC. Consequently, investigators feel that the accident was caused by a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). Poor efficiency in procedures execution on part of the pilot by executing an approach in IMC with a twin engine aircraft was considered as a contributory factor, and his relative low experience on type.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 650 Citation III in Concepcion: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1992 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
E-302
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santiago-Concepcion
MSN:
650-0033
YOM:
1984
Flight number:
FAC302
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3

Crash of a Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A in Chiguayante: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 18, 1979 at 1520 LT
Registration:
CC-CDS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
CV-281
YOM:
1941
Flight number:
Canso 31
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission under callsign 'Canso 31'. While approaching the fire zone at low height and ready to drop 5,000 liters of water, the airplane struck a pine tree with its left wing. Out of control, it crashed in a garden located in the district of Manquimávida, northeast of Chiguayante. Both pilots were killed instantly while the third occupant was seriously injured. He died while being transferred to the hospital.
Crew:
Carlos Paris Maldonado, pilot,
Rolf Taucher, copilot,
Jaime López Morales, observer.
Probable cause:
Poor judgement on part of the flying crew who failed to see and avoid obstacles while flying at low height.

Crash of a Beechcraft C18S in Chillán: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 23, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Ramón – Chillán
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While descending to Chillán-General Bernardo O’Higgins Airport, the airplane suffered an engine failure. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed few km from the airfield, killing all five occupants.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60 Moth in Portezuelo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 12, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight when on final approach, the single engine aircraft hit a flagpole and crashed. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Fairchild FC-2W2 in Portezuelo

Date & Time: May 24, 1933
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ovalle – Santiago
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
1960
Circumstances:
En route, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing following an engine failure. Aircraft came to rest on a hilly terrain located near Portezuelo. All five occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed by post crash fire.
Crew:
Washington Silva Escobar.
Crew:
Cornelio Saavedra,
Eduardo Alessandri,
Pablo Passalacqua,
Raúl Marin.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

Crash of a Fairchild FC-2W2 in Chillán: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 2, 1931
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crashed while approaching Chillán Airport. All four occupants were killed, among them pilot Carlos Collao Carmona.