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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 16 June 1963
Time:ca 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 953
C/n / msn: 19465
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) from Puerto Aisen (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport (BBA/SCBA), Chile
Destination airport:Puerto Aysen Airport (WPA/SCAS), Chile
Narrative:
The DC-3 transport plane impacted the Cerro Pérez mountainside en route between Balmaceda and Puerto Aisen

Sources:
» Scramble 293
» El Llanquihe November 7, 2005
» El Llanquihe April 27, 2005


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Distance from Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport to Puerto Aysen Airport as the crow flies is 95 km (60 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3587th loss
  • 1340th fatal accident
  • 195th worst accident (at the time)
  • 255th worst accident (currently)
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  • 8th worst accident (currently)
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