ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4) OB-SAF-175 Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF)
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Date:Sunday 12 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Peruvian International Airways
Registration: OB-SAF-175
MSN: 10286
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF) (   Chile)
Crash site elevation: 139 m (456 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
While landing at Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport, Chile, a tire burst. The inner left (no.2) engine caught fire.
All occupants evacuated but the aircraft was consumed by the fire.

» La Nación (Santiago) 13 December 1948, p12
» Correio da Manhã 14 December 1948, p7
» La Nación - 14 December 1948 p.3


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Distance from Lima-Callao International Airport to Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport as the crow flies is 1447 km (904 miles).

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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