Narrative:Struck a mountain at FL120 in the Las Melosas area of the Andes.
|Date:||Saturday 6 February 1965|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near San José Volcano (Chile)
|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|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to adopt the correct procedure for climbing out of Santiago."
» 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.