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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 12 May 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 965
C/n / msn: 12676
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ) (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 transport plane was damaged in an accident near Mendoza, Argentina.
The airplane approached Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport when a propeller separated from one of the engines, penetrating the cabin. The pilot carried out an emergency landing in a rural area. Two occupants were injured.

Classification:
Prop/turbine blade separation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» El Litoral 13 May 1965, p3
» Scramble


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