ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-340-54 CC-CLCA Vallenar
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Monday 7 May 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-340-54
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CLCA
MSN: 136
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) N of Vallenar (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vallenar Airport (VLR/SCLL), Chile
Destination airport:Copiapó-Chamonate Airport (CPO/SCHA), Chile
LAN Chile flight 920 force landed following an engine failure after takeoff from Vallenar Airport, Chile. The propeller failed to feather.
The aircraft operated on a domestic flight from Santiago to Copiapó with en route stops at La Serena and Vallenar.

Forced landing outside airport

» Julio Matthei
» La Nación (Santiago) 8 May 1962, p3


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Distance from Vallenar Airport to Copiapó-Chamonate Airport as the crow flies is 148 km (92 miles).

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