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 Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in La Serena: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2006 at 1115 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CFK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Serena-Domeyko
MSN:
31-607
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

15 minutes after takeoff from La Serena-La Florida airport, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem. The aircraft crashed shortly later near the km 570 on road 5. Both occupants were killed.

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 Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B in La Serena

Date & Time: Feb 23, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CC-CRV
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-733
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to La Serena-La Florida Airport, both engines failed simultaneously. The pilot attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft stalled and crashed short of runway. All four occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed. The aircraft was completing a charter flight for the El Indio Mining Company.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure on approach due to fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 in Antofagasta

Date & Time: Aug 19, 1998
Operator:
Registration:
935
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Antofagasta - Antofagasta
MSN:
7
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (Andrés Sabella Gálvez Intl Airport). At liftoff, the pilot-in-command initiated a sharp turn to the right, causing the left wing tip to struck the ground. Out of control, the aircraft crashed by the runway. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported that the pilot-in-command was a Mirage fighter jet captain. When ATC requested the crew to expedite the takeoff, the pilot-in-command made a sharp turn at low height, apparently not aware about the aircraft wingspan.

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 Casa 212M Aviocar 100 in Rancagua: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
212
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Rancagua - Rancagua
MSN:
107
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Rancagua-de la Independencia Airport on a local skydiving mission. During the takeoff roll, the captain noticed a unknown technical problem and abandoned the procedure. The aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. A passenger was killed.

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.