ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2A1 CC-CHJ Calama-El Loa Airport (CJC)
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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
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calama-El Loa Airport (CJC) (   Chile)
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
The pilot, facing the sun, landed 520 m 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 880 m due to construction work.

Landing gear collapse

» Aviation Letter 250
» Cristian Cepeda


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photo of Boeing-737-2A1-CC-CHJ
accident date: 04-08-1987
type: Boeing 737-2A1
registration: CC-CHJ

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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 Network’s 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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