Accident Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350 CC-AEB, Thursday 22 March 2012
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Date:Thursday 22 March 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B300 Super King Air 350
Owner/operator:INAER Helicopter Chile
Registration: CC-AEB
MSN: FL-128
Year of manufacture:1995
Total airframe hrs:6218 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10 km NNE of Puerto Aguirre -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Punta Arenas-Carlos Ibañez Airport (PUQ/SCCI)
Destination airport:Santiago-Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL/SCEL)
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.

CAUSE: Undetermined.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Report number: No 1618OR
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report


La Tercera 22-3-2012


  • 29th worst accident in 2012
  • 5th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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