ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1649A Starliner N7311C Colchane
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Date:Wednesday 26 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic stlr model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Operator:Trans American Leasing Inc
Registration: N7311C
MSN: 1013
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Colchane (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Narrative:
A Lockheed L-1649A Starliner cargo plane was transporting a cargo of cigarettes from Lima, Peru to Montevideo, Uruguay.
En route the airplane suffered problems with the no. 2 engine. The crew radioed Arica and requested permission to return. Shortly after commencing their return, the no. 1 engine caught fire. The Arica controller suggested they use a 600 meter long emergency field that the Chilean Air Force had prepared in Colchane, Chile near the village of Isluga.
Damaged beyond repair in forced landing.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» conniesurvivors.com


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Distance from Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 3297 km (2061 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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