ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando CC-CYA-141 Los Antiguos, SC
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Date:Saturday 28 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operator:Lyon Air
Registration: CC-CYA-141
MSN: 26445
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Los Antiguos, SC (   Argentina)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Puerto Aysen Airport (WPA/SCAS), Chile
Destination airport:Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport (BBA/SCBA), Chile
The Curtiss C-46 diverted to Chile Chico when weather conditions at Balmaceda proved below minima. Weather at Chile Chico however, was also poor. A forced landing was carried out at Los Antiguos, causing the aircraft to be damaged beyond repair.

Forced landing outside airport

» La Nación (Santiago) 2 May 1951, p1


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Puerto Aysen Airport to Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport as the crow flies is 95 km (60 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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