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Last updated: 27 February 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 22 maart 2012
Tijd:00:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:INAER Helicopter Chile
Registratie: CC-AEB
Constructienummer: FL-128
Bouwjaar: 1995
Aantal vlieguren:6218
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) NNE of Puerto Aguirre (   Chili)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ambulance
Vliegveld van vertrek:Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport (PUQ/SCCI), Chili
Vliegveld van aankomst:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL), Chili
Beschrijving:
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

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport en Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport bedraagt 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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