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Last updated: 25 November 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 22 marzo 2012
Hora:00:56
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350
Operador:INAER Helicopter Chile
Registración: CC-AEB
Numéro de série: FL-128
Año de Construcción: 1995
Horas Totales de la Célula:6218
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10 km (6.3 milles) NNE of Puerto Aguirre (   Chile)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 685 m (2247 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ambulancia
Aeropuerto de Salida:Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport (PUQ/SCCI), Chile
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL), Chile
Descripción:
A Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350 ambulance plane was destroyed in an accident at the Macá Volcano, Chile. The airline transport rated pilot in command, first officer, and six passengers were fatally injured.
The flight departed Punta Arenas, Chile, at 23:18 (March 21) on an ambulance flight to Santiago. One patient was accompanied by two relatives and three medical staff.
The flight departed controlled flight at Flight Level 280 while in radio contact with Puerto Montt Radio. The airplane was last observed on radar in a spiralling descent about 6 miles north northeast of Puerto Aguirre, Chile, at 7,700 feet. The wreckage was found on the north face of Macá Volcano on March 25, 2012.

Investigators failed to determine the cause of the loss of control at FL280. The level of damage precluded further inspections.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: Undetermined.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: No 1618OR
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» La Tercera 22-3-2012


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Distance from Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport to Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport as the crow flies is 2176 km (1360 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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