Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 26 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118B
Operator:Allcair Air Transport
Registration: N1597F
C/n / msn: 43700/339
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Patriot Hills (   Antarctica)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Punta Arenas-Pres Ibanez Airport (PUQ/SCCI), Chile
Destination airport:Patriot Hills, Antarctica
Narrative:
Crashed 7 miles off course while attempting to land in poor weather.

Sources:
» Fox News
» Scramble 178


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131597 was sold to American Air Freight in 1990 until Allcair bought the plane in 1993
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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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