ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) 953 Puerto Aisen
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Date:Sunday 16 June 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 953
MSN: 19465
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) from Puerto Aisen (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport (BBA/SCBA), Chile
Destination airport:Puerto Aysen Airport (WPA/SCAS), Chile
The DC-3 transport plane impacted the Cerro Pérez mountainside en route between Balmaceda and Puerto Aisen

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Distance from Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport to Puerto Aysen Airport as the crow flies is 95 km (60 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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Douglas DC-3

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