Date & Time: Mar 1, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft was performing a flight from Melinka to Quellón with eight people on board and left Melinka at 1150LT bound to the North. Six minutes later, radar and radio contacts were lost as the aircraft hit a mountain side in the Piedra Blanca Mountains, southeast of Chiloé Island. SAR arrived on scene few hours later and no survivors were found among the eight occupants. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with rain, fog and strong winds. The twin engine aircraft hit a mountain side at an altitude of 1,800 metres.