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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Monday 9 September 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 941
C/n / msn: 28
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puerto Montt-Tepual Airport (PMC) (   Chile)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Montt-Tepual Airport (PMC/SCTE), Chile
Destination airport:Puerto Montt-Tepual Airport (PMC/SCTE), Chile
Narrative:
The aircraft touched tree tops in poor visibility conditions and crashed. A fire erupted. Two crew members and three passengers were killed. The passengers were family members of the flight engineer. The Twin Otter was used on an instruction flight.

Sources:
» Max H. Kraushaar (E-mail 5-1-2013)


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