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Accident description
Last updated: 23 August 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 9 December 1982
Time:13:27 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27A
Operator:Aeronor Chile
Registration: CC-CJE
C/n / msn: 63
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:47357
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:La Serena-La Florida Airport (LSC) (   Chile)
Crash site elevation: 147 m (482 feet) amsl
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
Flightnumber: 304
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, 2000 m short of the runway. The aircraft burst into flames immediately.

Probable Cause:

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"

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» 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).

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