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Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2B-27 Islander in Puerto Montt: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2019 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CC-CYR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Ayacara
MSN:
2169
YOM:
1983
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant (La Paloma) Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed in flames onto a house located in a residential area about 400 meters from the airfield. The house and the aircraft were totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all six occupants have been killed. Two people in the house were slightly injured.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Quellón: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2012 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CYM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Melinka-Quellón
MSN:
31-8012016
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
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.

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 401 in Chaitén: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 2, 1998 at 1505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CIX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chaitéen-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

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Chaitén: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1992 at 1200 LT
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

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 80 in San Felipe: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 20, 1987 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CDW
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Serena-Santiago
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

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 De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 in Puerto Montt: 5 killed

Date & Time: Sep 9, 1974
Operator:
Registration:
941
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt
MSN:
28
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew (two pilots and a flight engineer), departed Puerto Montt-El Tepual Airport for a local training flight. The airplane was also carrying three passengers, three members of the flight engineer's family. On approach, the pilot encountered marginal weather conditions with limited visibility and failed to realize his altitude was too low. On final, the airplane struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. A crew member survived while five other occupants were killed.