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Last updated: 19 September 2019
Date:vendredi 13 octobre 1972
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227D
Compagnie:Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya - FAU
Immatriculation: T-571
Numéro de série: 572
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Heures de vol:792
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 24 / à bord: 40
Total:victimes: 29 / à bord: 45
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de El Tiburcio (   Argentine)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD (MDZ/SAME), Argentine
Aéroport de destination:Santiago-Pudahuel Airport (SCL/SCEL), Chili
The Uruguayan FH-227 was being used to fly from Montevideo to Santiago via Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Captain Julio Cesar Ferradas had a total of 5117 flying hours and had made 29 flights across the Andes mountains before. Following takeoff from Mendoza, the aircraft climbed to 5500 m and followed the Airway G17 across the Andes. While flying at an altitude of FL150 in turbulence the right wingtip hit a mountain and broke off. The right wing folded over the fuselage and cut off part of the tail. The left wing also separated and the fuselage hit a mountain slope at 350 km/h and skidded through the snow.
Thirteen passengers died in the crash. In the following days survivors waited for a rescue party. However, on November 23 the search was being halted. In December a few survivors try to get help and on December 20 they finally met some Chileans. A rescue party is organised and the other survivors are airlifted from the wreckage on December 22, 23.


photo of Fairchild-FH-227D-T-571
accident date: 13-10-1972
type: Fairchild FH-227D
registration: T-571


Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mendoza-El Plumerillo Airport, MD et Santiago-Pudahuel Airport est de 195 km (122 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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