Accident Vickers 116 Vixen V3,
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Date:Thursday 11 February 1926
Type:Vickers 116 Vixen
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: V3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Caracolea -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:El Bosque
Destination airport:Coronel Granados, BA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The "Vickers" sucked into a abyss while overflying the Cordilleres mountains at 4,800 meters altitude, during a ride with other airplanes to Buenos Aires, fell 400 meters and struck the ground. Pilot Ten Montecinos and mechanic Sarg Moraga were seriously injured and the aircraft considerable damaged. (3) Sargento Moraga died of a heard attack while recovering from the injuries, 24 FEB 1926, 09:25.
(1) "No estado totalmente destruido el Vickers el Teniente Montecinos". Main parts (engine etc) were usable. Wreckage was dismantled and transported to El Bosque for rebuilt. (2) wreckage arrived at Los Andes 18 FEB.

Note: according to Scramble, Vixen N°3 involved ("w/o Feb26"), but Vickers Vixen "V3" seen on a photo together with "V14" and four other Vixen during a visit to an Infanterie Regiment at Vermouth on 12 MAR 1927 (L.N. 13 March 1927, p29).
According to Scramble, all Vixen carrying the prefix "V.." from 1927, but a photo in La Nación (Santiago) from 23 JAN 1926, p1, showing a Vixen "V9" during a raid Santiago-Chiloé !


La Nación (Santiago) 12 February 1926, p1+2/(1) 16 February 1926, p11/(2) 19 February 1926, p4/(3) 25 February 1926, p13

Revision history:

03-Aug-2019 07:37 TB Added
20-Dec-2019 16:47 TB Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Jun-2023 14:19 TB Updated [[Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]]
15-Dec-2023 13:20 TB Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Jan-2024 13:50 TB Updated [Registration, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2024 14:18 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2024 15:07 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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