Narrative:The Curtiss C-46 diverted to Chile Chico when weather conditions at Balmaceda proved below minima. Weather at Chile Chico however, was also poor. A forced landing was carried out at Los Antiguos, causing the aircraft to be damaged beyond repair.
|Date:||Saturday 28 April 1951|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando|
|C/n / msn:|| 26445|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Los Antigues ( Argentina)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Destination airport:||Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport (BBA/SCBA), Chile|
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.