Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Puerto Montt: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2008 at 1025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CFM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Melinka
MSN:
U-145
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, left engine cowl opened. Pilot decided to return but aircraft eventually stalled and crashed 1,500 meters short of runway 01. All nine occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Left engine cowl was unlatched.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Cochamó: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2008 at 1430 LT
Operator:
Registration:
947
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt-Puerto Montt
MSN:
404
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

While on a training flight, the aircraft hit power cables and crashed 15 km north of Cochamó. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Yeco: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2008 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CTR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt-La Junta
MSN:
208-1137
YOM:
2005
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a taxi flight from Puerto Montt to La Junta and crashed in a wooded area near Yeco. The aircraft was localised 4 days later and all 9 passengers were rescued. Only the pilot was killed in the accident.

Crash of a Casa 212-AB10 Aviocar 300 near Puerto Montt: 14 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
230
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago - Coyhaique
MSN:
454
YOM:
1997
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
En route from Santiago to Coyhaique, the crew encountered severe icing conditions and was cleared to divert to Puerto Montt Airport. Few minutes later, the aircraft lost height and crashed on the slope of Mt Michimahuida. The wreckage was found on August 21. All 14 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 401 off Chaitén: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 2, 1998 at 1505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CIX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chaitén - Puerto Montt
MSN:
401-0029
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Chaitén Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in the sea near the La Puntilla harbor. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed. It was reported that the aircraft was on fire prior to impact with water, maybe after an engine caught fire.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B off Chaitén: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CSR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chaitén - Puerto Montt
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Chaitén Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in the gulf of Corcovado, few hundred metres offshore. All eight occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-5-DK off Puerto Montt

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1970
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CBT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
14727/26172
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
About 35 minutes into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 5,500 feet, the left engine started to malfunction. It was decided to shut it down and to feather the propeller. Full power was added on the right engine that exploded shortly later. In such situation, the crew decided to ditch the aircraft off Llaque Island located in the region of Puerto Montt. The aircraft sank and was lost and the crew was rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine malfunction in flight.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 on Mt Puelo Alto

Date & Time: Sep 14, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
942
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Segundo Corral
MSN:
33
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route to Segundo Corral, the twin engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Puelo Alto. All 21 occupants were rescued few hours later and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C in Chaitén

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CLB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Chaitén
MSN:
14832/26277
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
23720
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a ferry flight from Puerto Montt-El Tepual Airport to Chaitén. The airplane was operated by Eduardo Rubio Guarderas. The landing was completed in the first third of the runway but it appeared the aircraft struck rubble on the ground, damaging both main gears. On of them then collapsed and the airplane veered off runway before coming to rest. There were no injuries but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter near Puerto Montt: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
933
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Quellón – Chaitén – Puerto Montt
MSN:
193
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Quellón to Puerto Montt with an intermediate stop at Chaitén, carrying spare parts for another FAC Otter registered 932. While approaching Puerto Montt, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity when the airplane went out of control and crashed. All four occupants were killed.