Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) 956, Tuesday 13 April 1954
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Date:Tuesday 13 April 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 956
MSN: 4470
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Batuco -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI)
Destination airport:Iquique-Chucumata Airport (IQQ/SCDA)
The Douglas C-47 crashed about eight minutes after takeoff from Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport, Chile. The radio operator reported that the left engine had failed. Shortly afterwards the engine is said to have broken away from the wing.
The flight crew then lost control of the aircraft and the C-47 crashed.
There were nine passengers and five crew members on board with an additional cargo of 2500 kg of meat.


El Tiempo 14 April 1954, p8
Scramble 293
La Nación (Santiago), 14 April 1954


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