Narrative:After a 1h20 minutes flight from Santiago, the F-27 approached La Serena runway 11. suddenly the aircraft banked left and started a steep descent, crashing into the ground in a nose-up attitude, 2000m short of the runway. The aircraft burst into flames immediately.
|Date:||Thursday 9 December 1982|
|C/n / msn:|| 63|
|First flight:|| 1959|
|Total airframe hrs:||47357|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42|
|Total:||Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC) (Chile)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile|
|Destination airport:||La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC/SCSE), Chile|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate flight planning by the pilot-in-command in co-ordinating the adoption of measures and applying procedures to successfully remedy a stall condition caused by total loss of power in the left engine when the aircraft was flying at low altitude on final approach to land, in landing configuration" (Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Chile)
» ICAO Circular 191-AN/116
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Distance from Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport to La Serena-La Florida Airport as the crow flies is 399 km (250 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.