ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar CC-CLD-0100 Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO)
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Date:Monday 15 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CLD-0100
MSN: 18-2617
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO) (   Chile)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO/SCHA), Chile
Destination airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
The aircraf crashed when the pilot attempted to return to Copiapó Airport after an engine fire had occurred shortly after takeoff.

» Sarasota Journal - Jun 16, 1953
» La Nación - 16 June 1953


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Distance from Copiapó-Chamonate Airport to Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport as the crow flies is 687 km (430 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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