Crash of a Douglas DC-6B in Puerto Montt: 38 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1977 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
989
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas – Puerto Montt – Santiago
MSN:
45534/1012
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
75
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
38
Circumstances:
On approach to Puerto Montt-El Tepual Airport, the crew encountered very bad weather conditions with rain falls and a limited visibility due to the night. In unknown circumstances, the four engine airplane crashed in flames in a swampy area located five km short of runway. All seven crew members and 31 passengers were killed while 44 other occupants were injured.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 in Puerto Montt: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 1974
Operator:
Registration:
941
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt
MSN:
28
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew (two pilots and a flight engineer), departed Puerto Montt-El Tepual Airport for a local training flight. The airplane was also carrying three passengers, three members of the flight engineer's family. On approach, the pilot encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility and failed to realize his altitude was too low. On final, the airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. A crew member survived while five other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-35-DL in Puerto Montt

Date & Time: Dec 5, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CBY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9783
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After a course of 500 meters, the airplane took off and reached a height of 10 meters when the right wing dropped. The right wing tip struck the ground and the airplane crash landed. All three crew members were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the ailerons control cables were not properly installed.