Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Iquique: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2012 at 0150 LT
Registration:
CC-CGX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique - Iquique
MSN:
500-3306
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Iquique-Diego Aracena Airport at 2115LT on 17MAY on a fishing survey and prospection mission over the Pacific Ocean with a pilot and an observer on board. In flight, while cruising by night, aircraft crashed into the sea some 30 km northwest of El Loa. Debris of the aircraft and both dead bodies were found in water in early morning.

Crash of a Fairchild F27A in Iquique

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CBR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
55
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after liftoff from runway 01, the crew raised the landing gear when the airplane stalled and struck the runway surface. It skidded for about 750 meters before coming to rest. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It is believed that one of the engine failed shortly after rotation.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando in Arica

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CLA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santiago – Iquique – Arica
MSN:
30564
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Santiago to Arica with an intermediate stop in Iquique, carrying a crew of five and a load of newspapers. While descending to Arica-Chacalluta Airport, the airplane caught fire for unknown reason. The pilot-in-command continued the approach and was able to land properly. After touchdown, he stopped the airplane on the runway and all five occupants evacuated the cabin before the aircraft would be partially destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
In-flight fire for unknown reason.

Crash of a Douglas B-26C Invader off Iquique: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
817
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique – Antofagasta
MSN:
27410
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Iquique Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea some 15 km offshore. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator in Santiago

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1955 at 1345 LT
Registration:
CC-CAN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquique – Santiago
MSN:
3354
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2371
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Iquique at 0840LT bound for Santiago with 15 passengers and a crew of four. Upon landing at Los Cerrillos Airport in Santiago, the aircraft banked right, causing the propeller of the engine number four to hit the runway surface. The airplane swerved on runway and the pilot-in-command elected to counteract but the aircraft veered off runway to the right. While contacting soft ground, the right main gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest in a grassy area. All 19 occupants were evacuated safely while the airplane was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the mislanding was undetermined. However, it was reported there were on board 15 passengers, three more than the aircraft was allowed to carry according to its certification.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Batuco: 14 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1954 at 1310 LT
Operator:
Registration:
956
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santiago – Iquique
MSN:
4470
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Santiago Airport, while climbing, the airplane went out of control and crashed in Batuco, about 16 km north of the airfield. All 14 occupants were killed. The airplane was performing a flight from Santiago to Iquique, carrying 9 passengers, a crew of five and 2,5 tons of meat on behalf of the national carrier LAN Chile.

Crash of a Potez 56 in Quilitapia: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 29, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-LNN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santiago – Iquique
MSN:
3962
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route, while flying too low, the twin engine aircraft hit tree tops, lost a wing and crashed in flames in a ravine near Quilitapia, some 100 km south of Coquimbo. All six occupants were killed, among them the pilot David Vivero Carrasco.

Crash of a Junkers JU.86Z-1 in Pampa de Camarones

Date & Time: Mar 14, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-LAN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Arica – Iquique
MSN:
220
YOM:
1937
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the pilot encountered technical problems and attempted to make an emergency landing in a desert area located in Pampa de Camarones, some 50 km south of Arica. All six occupants escaped uninjured while the twin engine aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Crew:
Hector Lopehandía, pilot.
Probable cause:
Unknown technical failure.

Crash of a Fairchild FC-2W2 in Alto Chiza

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
18
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquique – Arica
MSN:
5
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Iquique to Arica, the pilot encountered engine problems and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft eventually crash landed in a desert area located some 114 km north of Iquique and was damaged beyond repair. Both occupants, unhurt, were rescued three days later.
Crew:
Luis Carmona Lopehandía, pilot.
Passenger:
Cantalicio Valdebenito Vargas.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.