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Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S off Iquique: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 2012 at 0150 LT
Registration:
CC-CGX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique - Iquique
MSN:
500-3306
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Iquique-Diego Aracena Airport at 2115LT on 17MAY on a fishing survey and prospection mission over the Pacific Ocean with a pilot and an observer on board. In flight, while cruising by night, aircraft crashed into the sea some 30 km northwest of El Loa. Debris of the aircraft and both dead bodies were found in water in early morning.

Crash of a Fairchild F27 in Iquique

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1979 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CC-CBR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
055
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Lockheed L-1649A Starliner in Isluga

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7311C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lima – Montevideo
MSN:
1013
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Lima to Montevideo, carrying a load of cigarettes and whiskey. En route, the crew encountered problems with the engine number two and elected to return to Lima when the engine number one caught fire shortly later. The captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a desert area located near Isluga, near the Chili-Bolivia border. Upon landing, the left wing was torn off and the airplane came to rest, broken in two. All three crew members were uninjured.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.

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

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
817
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquique – Antofagasta
MSN:
27410
YOM:
1944
Country:
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 Fairchild FC-2W2 in Alto Chiza

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
18
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Iquique – Arica
MSN:
5
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
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.

Crash of a Fairchild FC-2W2 off Caleta Buena

Date & Time: Feb 3, 1931 at 1640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC8026
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Arauca – Antofagasta
MSN:
519
YOM:
0
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a mail flight from Arauca to Antofagasta, carrying a crew of two and eight mail bags. En route, in unclear circumstances, the airplane crashed into the sea off the beach of Piedra de las Montijitas, about 11 km north of Caleta Buena. Both crew members were unhurt and rescued by fishermen. The aircraft, written off, was later recovered and parked on a pier. Six mail bags were recovered.
Crew:
C. Thompson, pilot,
Luis Morales, pilot.