Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
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: 12957
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Volcán Osorno (   Chile) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
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.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 31 January 1959, p6
» Asociación de Pilotos en Retiro de Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile


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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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