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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 12 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 943
C/n / msn: 396
First flight: 1974-01-17 (6 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) E of Santiago-Los Cerrillos (   Chile)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during emergency landing.

Sources:
» Flight International 03.01.1981 (29)
» El Siglo de Torreón 13 July 1980, p7


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