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Last updated: 27 February 2021
Date:Friday 15 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Sud Americana - LASA
Registration: CC-CLA
C/n / msn: 30564
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI) (   Chile)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Iquique-Cavancha Airport (IQQ/SCDA), Chile
Destination airport:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI/SCAR), Chile
The C-46A transport aircraft landed safely after a fire had developed on board. The airplane and cargo of newspapers were partially consumed by the fire after evacuation before the fire service was able to put it out.

» La Nación 17 December 1972, p24


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Distance from Iquique-Cavancha Airport to Arica-Chacalluta Airport as the crow flies is 210 km (131 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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