Accident description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 February 1965
Time:08:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CCG
C/n / msn: 45513/1004
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:17085
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 80 / Occupants: 80
Total:Fatalities: 87 / Occupants: 87
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San José Volcano (   Chile) show on map
Crash site elevation: 3658 m (12001 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Flightnumber: 107
Narrative:
Struck a mountain at FL120 in the Las Melosas area of the Andes.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to adopt the correct procedure for climbing out of Santiago."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (3-6)


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Distance from Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport to Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA as the crow flies is 1125 km (703 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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