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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 in Segundo Corral: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 17, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
938
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
16
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft suffered an engine failure in flight and the crew elected to divert to Segundo Corral Airport when the airplane crashed. All three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure in flight.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-5-DK off Puerto Montt

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1970
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CBT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
14727/26172
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
About 35 minutes into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 5,500 feet, the left engine started to malfunction. It was decided to shut it down and to feather the propeller. Full power was added on the right engine that exploded shortly later. In such situation, the crew decided to ditch the aircraft off Llaque Island located in the region of Puerto Montt. The aircraft sank and was lost and the crew was rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine malfunction in flight.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-35-DL in Puerto Montt

Date & Time: Dec 5, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CBY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9783
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After a course of 500 meters, the airplane took off and reached a height of 10 meters when the right wing dropped. The right wing tip struck the ground and the airplane crash landed. All three crew members were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the ailerons control cables were not properly installed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 on Mt Puelo Alto

Date & Time: Sep 14, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
942
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Segundo Corral
MSN:
33
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route to Segundo Corral, the twin engine aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of Mt Puelo Alto. All 21 occupants were rescued few hours later and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C in Chaitén

Date & Time: Feb 26, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CLB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Chaitén
MSN:
14832/26277
YOM:
1944
Country:
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 De Havilland DHC-3 Otter near Puerto Montt: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 17, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
933
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Quellón – Chaitén – Puerto Montt
MSN:
193
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a flight from Quellón to Puerto Montt with an intermediate stop at Chaitén, carrying spare parts for another FAC Otter registered 932. While approaching Puerto Montt, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity when the airplane went out of control and crashed. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-20-DK on Mt Osorno: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1959 at 1349 LT
Operator:
Registration:
952
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago – Punta Arenas
MSN:
12976
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
En route from Santiago to Punta Arenas, the aircraft struck the slope of the volcano Osorno (2,652 meters high). The wreckage was spotted by the crew of a Chilean Army helicopter two days later. All seven occupants were killed in the accident.

Crash of a Sikorsky S-43 off Desertores Island: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 1937
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas
MSN:
4319
YOM:
1936
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The seaplane was on its way from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, operating the line christened 'Línea Experimental Puerto Montt-Magallanes'. En route, while cruising off the Chiloé Islands, the aircraft disappeared and crashed into the sea. Some debris were found few days later on the shores of the Desertores Island. No trace of the occupants was found.