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Last updated: 17 July 2019
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Date:Monday 4 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47M (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17254
C/n / msn: 25629/14184
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Andes Mountains (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI), Chile
Destination airport:Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina
Narrative:
The airplane operated on a flight from El Belloto Naval Air Station near Vina del Mar, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. One intermediate stop had been made at Los Cerrillos Airport, Santiago, Chile, for international clearance.
Last radio contact was at 17:16.

Sources:
» C-47 BuNo 17254 Missing Aircraft and Sixteen Andes Mountains 1969


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