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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 8 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
Operator:LADECO - Línea Aérea Del Cobre
Registration: CC-CBM
C/n / msn: 6330
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) NNW of Coyhaique (   Chile)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
Destination airport:Coyhaique-Ten. Vidal Airport (GXQ/SCCY), Chile
Flightnumber: 213
Narrative:
Crashed in the Emperador Guillermo mountain range near Coyhaique, Chile.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Tiempo 9 April 1968, p10
» El Divisadero (24-7-2010)


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Distance from Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport to Coyhaique-Ten. Vidal Airport as the crow flies is 1347 km (842 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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