Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 January 1944
Type:Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CLC-0072
C/n / msn: 18-2602
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentina
Destination airport:San Juan Airport, SJ (UAQ/SANU), Argentina
Narrative:
The Lodestar crashed on takeoff from Mendoza, Argentina. The airplane carried medical supplies, and medical personnel after an earthquake had hit the San Juan area in Argentina.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» En Memoria de la Solidaridad


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Distance from Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD to San Juan Airport, SJ as the crow flies is 144 km (90 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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