Crash of a Gulfstream GIII off Punta Arenas: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jul 4, 2017 at 1343 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV2896
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Maiquetía – Porlamar
MSN:
469
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
While approaching the Island of Margarita, en route from Maiquetía-Simon Bolivar Airport to Porlamar, the crew encountered control difficulties and informed ATC about hydraulic issues. The crew performed a rapid descent to 3,000 feet apparently to ditch the aircraft when it crashed into the sea about 16 km west off Punta Arenas. It is believed the aircraft disintegrated on impact and only few debris were found floating on water. No trace of any survivors.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130M Hercules at Teniente Marsh

Date & Time: Nov 27, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2470
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas - Teniente Marsh
MSN:
4441
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The right main gear collapsed on landing at Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Airport, Antarctica. The aircraft was conducting a supply mission from Punta Arenas, carrying a load of various goods and several passengers and crew members. The aircraft came to rest on snowy runway and the propeller detached from engine number four. There were no injuries. The airplane was later parked on the apron and repairs were scheduled. Eventually, in early 2017, it was decided to scrap the airplane which was destroyed on site. All debris were placed in a container and later shipped back to Brazil.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 350 in Puerto Aguirre: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 22, 2012 at 0058 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CC-AEB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Punta Arenas - Santiago
MSN:
FL-128
YOM:
1995
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Puntas Arenas to Santiago with two pilots on board, one patient, three doctors and two relatives. While cruising by night at FL280 and while in contact with Puerto Montt ATC, pilots lost control of the aircraft which dove into the ground before crashing on the north slope of the Macá volcano, some 10 km northeast of Puerto Aguirre, in the region of Aysén. SAR localised the debris of the aircraft on Saturday 24MAR2012 in the morning. All eight occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 in Patriot Hill

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1993 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1597F
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas-Patriot Hill
MSN:
43700
YOM:
1953
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Casa-Nurtanio CN235 in Teniente Marsh

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
E-217
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas-Teniente Marsh
MSN:
C-021
YOM:
1989
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a BAe 146 in Puerto Williams: 20 killed

Date & Time: Feb 20, 1991 at 1524 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CET
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas-Puerto Williams
MSN:
E2061
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
66
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Teniente Marsh: 10 killed

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1985 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CC-CHX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Punta Arenas-Teniente Marsh
MSN:
404-0684
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10

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 Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando off Punta Arenas: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 18, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CDI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
33445
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the Magellan Straits, killing all five occupants.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-75-DL in Punta Arenas

Date & Time: Jul 30, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CLDM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Arenas – Santiago
MSN:
19383
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff at Punta Arenas Airport. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.