Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 4 August 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2A1
Operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CHJ
C/n / msn: 22602/711
First flight: 1980-10-17 (6 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calama-El Loa Airport (CJC) (   Chile) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Destination airport:Calama-El Loa Airport (CJC/SCCF), Chile
Narrative:
The pilot, facing the sun, landed 520m short of the displaced threshold of runway 27. The nosegear collapsed and the aircraft broke in two. A fire broke out 30 minutes later and destroyed the aircraft. The threshold was displaced by 880m due to construction work.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 250
» Cristian Cepeda


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Distance from Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to Calama-El Loa Airport as the crow flies is 189 km (118 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.
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