Accident Boeing 727-116 CC-CAQ, Monday 28 April 1969
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Date:Monday 28 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-116
Owner/operator:LAN Chile
Registration: CC-CAQ
MSN: 19812/532
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:24 km N of Colina -   Chile
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ)
Destination airport:Santiago (unknown airport)
Flight 160 departed Buenos Aires at 23:56 GMT for a flight to Santiago. Approaching Santiago the aircraft kept descending below the minimum height of 2829 feet at the Outer Marker until striking the ground.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "a) Excessive concentration by the crew on the indications given by the Flight Director; b) The crew erroneously operated the Flight Director equipment on a direct ILS approach; c) as a result of a) the crew did not check the instruments, which indicated: 1) descending below the minimum safely altitude; 2) rate of descent greater than normal for an ILS approach; 3) longitudinal attitude of the aircraft greater than normal for an ILS approach; 4) position of the aircraft below the ILS glide path."



photo (c) Javier Riquelme; Colina; 1969

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