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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:zaterdag 7 juni 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Patagonia Airlines
Registratie: CC-CTR
Constructienummer: 208B1137
Bouwjaar: 2005
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:18 km (11.3 mijl) W of La Junta (   Chili)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport (SCPF), Chili
Vliegveld van aankomst:La Junta Airport (SCLJ), Chili
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident near La Junta, Chile. The pilot died in the accident but all nine passengers survived.
Grand Caravan CC-CTR was scheduled to take off at 09:30 local time but poor weather conditions en route forced the pilot to postpone the flight. The Cessna eventually took off from Puerto Montt (PMC) at 13:15, bound for La Junta, where it was expected to arrive at 14:25.
The airplane failed to arrive at the destination and was declared missing. The next day ELT signals from the plane were received near Yeco, but fresh snow hampered search crew from finding the missing airplane. The plane was finally located on June 11 at 12:30. The aircraft had crashed in a forested mountain slope at an altitude of 3300 feet. All passengers had survived.

Probable Cause:

MOST PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish): Operational error by the pilot in command, to continue a VFR flight after entering IMC, losing visual references that would guarantee to maintain separation with terrain, and inadvertently hitting a hill.
Inadequate planning by the pilot in command in not considering the weather conditions on the route and destination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: Accidente 1488
Download report: Final report

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport en La Junta Airport bedraagt 283 km (177 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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