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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 28 January 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 952
C/n / msn: 12976
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Volcán Osorno (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
Destination airport:Punta Arenas-Pres Ibanez Airport (PUQ/SCCI), Chile
Missing. Found crashed by search helicopter on side of Volcán Osorno (2652 meters high) 30 January 1959. Pilot former sprinter athlete and Olympic Games member Reinaldo Martín Müller.

» El Tiempo 31 January 1959, p6
» Asociación de Pilotos en Retiro de Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile
» El Litoral 29 January 1959, p.1


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport to Punta Arenas-Pres Ibanez Airport as the crow flies is 2163 km (1352 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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