Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
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: FAC-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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Santiago (unknown airport), Chile
Destination airport:Iquique-Chucumata Airport (IQQ/SCDA), Chile
Narrative:
Crashed. There were nine passengers and five crew members on board with an additional cargo of 2500 kgs of meat.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 14 April 1954, p8
» Scramble 293


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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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