Date & Time: Feb 24, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild FC-2
Operator:
Registration:
18
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Iquique – Arica
MSN:
5
Country:
Chile
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Iquique to Arica, the pilot encountered engine problems and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft eventually crash landed in a desert area located some 114 km north of Iquique and was damaged beyond repair. Both occupants, unhurt, were rescued three days later.
Crew:
Luis Carmona Lopehandía, pilot.
Passenger:
Cantalicio Valdebenito Vargas.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.