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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 May 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Interpolar
Registration: CC-CIA-497
C/n / msn: 30482
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moro (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Talara Airport (TYL/SPYL), Peru
Destination airport:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI/SCAR), Chile
Narrative:
Crashed into a 10000 feet high mountain, Cerro Shano, part of the Cordillera Negra in Peru.
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Panama to Arica, Chile with an en route stop at Talara, Peru. In addition to the crew of four, there were four merchants on board the aircraft.

A contemporary newspaper reported that the aircraft was operated by TRANSA Chile, while C-46 production lists suggest it was operated by Lineas Aéreas Interpolar.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Litoral 12-6-1959
» Correio da Manhã 24 May 1959, p13 (2°Caderno)
» La Nacion 22 May 1959, p14
» La Nacion 23 May 1959, p16


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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 Talara Airport to Arica-Chacalluta Airport as the crow flies is 1928 km (1205 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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