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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Tuesday 13 April 1954
Time:ca 13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 956
C/n / msn: 4470
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Batuco (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Santiago (unknown airport), Chile
Destination airport:Iquique-Chucumata Airport (IQQ/SCDA), Chile
Crashed. There were nine passengers and five crew members on board with an additional cargo of 2500 kgs of meat.

» El Tiempo 14 April 1954, p8
» Scramble 293


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