Accident Lockheed L-1649A Starliner N7311C, Wednesday 26 March 1969
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Date:Wednesday 26 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic stlr model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Owner/operator:Trans American Leasing Inc
Registration: N7311C
MSN: 1013
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Colchane -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM)
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU)
A Lockheed L-1649A Starliner cargo plane was transporting a cargo of cigarettes from Lima, Peru to Montevideo, Uruguay.
En route the airplane suffered problems with the no. 2 engine. The crew radioed Arica and requested permission to return. Shortly after commencing their return, the no. 1 engine caught fire. The Arica controller suggested they use a 600 meter long emergency field that the Chilean Air Force had prepared in Colchane, Chile near the village of Isluga.
Damaged beyond repair in forced landing.



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