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

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1968
Type of aircraft: Douglas A-26 Invader (30192)">
Registration:
817
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique – Antofagasta
MSN:
27410
YOM:
1944
Country: Chile (13482)">
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 Douglas C-49K near Coyhaique: 36 killed

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1968
Type of aircraft: Douglas C-49 (DC-3) (30244)">
Registration:
CC-CBM
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago – Coihaique
MSN:
6330
YOM:
1942
Flight number:
LCO213
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
36
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Santiago de Chile (flight LCO213), the crew started the descent to Coyhaique-Teniente Vidal Airport when the airplane went out of control, entered a dive and crashed in a mountainous area. The wreckage was found few hours later 24 km northwest of Coyhaique, in an uninhabited area. The aircraft was destroyed and all 36 occupants have been killed.
Causes:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it is believed that the airplane encountered severe atmospheric turbulences, causing the right wing to detach in flight.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C in Chaitén

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1967
Type of aircraft: Douglas DC-3 (29545)">
Operator: Private Chilean (35824)">
Registration:
CC-CLB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Chaitén
MSN:
14832/26277
YOM:
1944
Country: Chile (13482)">
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 Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando in La Yareta Pass

Date & Time: Feb 3, 1967
Type of aircraft: Curtiss C-46 Commando (29643)">
Operator: Aerolineas Flecha Austral - AFA (31915)">
Registration:
CC-CDH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
32940
YOM:
1944
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight within Chile, carrying four crew members and a load of five tons of meat. In unknown circumstances, it crashed on a mountain slope located near the La Yarita Pass. All four crew members were injured and the airplane was destroyed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando on Mt Planchón-Peteroa: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 1966
Type of aircraft: Curtiss C-46 Commando (29643)">
Operator: Aeropesca Colombia (31938)">
Registration:
HK-527
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá – La Paz – Santiago – Buenos Aires
MSN:
33215
YOM:
1945
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a special cargo flight from Bogotá to Buenos Aires with intermediate stops in La Paz and Santiago de Chile, carrying five passengers, three crew members and a load of eight bulls for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. While cruising in poor weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Planchón-Peteroa (4,107 meters high) located about 200 km south of Santiago. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. The wreckage was eventually found on 18 November 1966. All eight occupants have been killed.
Causes:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Douglas B-26C Invader in Chile: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 15, 1966
Type of aircraft: Douglas A-26 Invader (30192)">
Registration:
812
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago - Antofagasta
MSN:
7050
YOM:
1941
Location: Chile (18616)"> All Chile (13605)">
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while completing a flight from Santiago to Antofagasta. The airplane crashed in a mountainous area, killing both pilots.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6B on Mt San José: 87 killed

Date & Time: Feb 6, 1965 at 0836 LT
Type of aircraft: Douglas DC-6 (29547)">
Registration:
CC-CCG
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago – Buenos Aires – Montevideo
MSN:
45513/1004
YOM:
1958
Flight number:
LA107
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
80
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
87
Aircraft flight hours:
17085
Circumstances:
Flight 107 was a scheduled international fiight from Los Cerrillos Airport, Santiago (Chile) to Montevideo, Uruguay, with a scheduled stop at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The flight plan was as follows:
(a) VMC - Santiago - Melipilla - Cerro Maipo climbing to 19 000 feet,
(b) VMC - Cerro Maipo - San Rafael - Huinca Renanco - Junin - Suipacha - Buenos Aires (Ezeiza) in level flight at 19 800 feet.
The aircraft took off at 0806 hours from south to north in the direction of the city of Santiago. It flew low over the city in the Cerro San Cristobal area and later between 0810 and 0812 hours in the vicinity of Cerro Marquehue. At 0817 hours, it made radio contact with Panagra Control to request a change of route via Amarillo - Tumuyan Viejo - Reynolds 5,700 m. Mendoza Control authorized the change of route and asked for the estimated time over Amarillo. The flight replied that it estimated reaching Amarillo at 0336 hours. At 0822 the radio contact came to an end. The aircraft continued inland at low altitude in relation to the surrounding terrain, via Farellones, Lagunillas, Planta Queltehue and Lo Valdés. At 0836 hours, several witnesses saw the aircraft crash into the ridge joining the Catedral and Corona peaks. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 87 occupants have been killed.
Causes:
The accident was caused by lack of discipline on the part of the pilot-in- command of the aircraft who did not follow the instructions of the flight plan or those relating to crossing the mountains.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando in Santiago de Chile

Date & Time: Nov 24, 1964
Type of aircraft: Curtiss C-46 Commando (29643)">
Operator: Aerolineas Flecha Austral - AFA (31915)">
Registration:
CC-CIB
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
26468
YOM:
1943
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Douglas B-26 Invader in Peldehue: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 21, 1964
Type of aircraft: Douglas A-26 Invader (30192)">
Registration:
823
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Peldehue - Peldehue
MSN:
7040
YOM:
1941
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a demonstration flight, taking part to the celebrations of the 34th Anniversary of the Chilean Air Force. While approaching at low height in front of 6,000 spectators, the left engine caught fire. The captain modified his route and left the area to attempt an emergency landing when the aircraft lost height. While the captain was able to bail out, both other crew members, the copilot and the flight mechanic, were killed when the airplane crashed in flames in an open field.
Causes:
In-flight fire on the left engine.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-75-DL near Puerto Aysén: 19 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1963 at 1500 LT
Registration:
953
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Coihaique – Pueto Aysén
MSN:
19465
YOM:
1944
Country: Chile (13482)">
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
While descending to Puerto Aysén on a flight from Coihaique-Teniente Vidal Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions when the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Pérez located 42 km from the airport. A passenger was seriously injured while 19 other occupants were killed.