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Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 3 September 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SHU-16B Albatross
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 571
C/n / msn: G-251
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cerro Moreno (   Chile)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Impacted terrain after participating in the UNITAS exercise. All six crew members were killed.
The aircraft had departed from Quinteros; near BA Cerro Moreno.

Sources:
» La Nación 5 September 1977, p20A
» Historia Aeronáutica de Chile


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