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Datum:Donnerstag 17 Juni 1971
Zeit:ca 14:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:SAVCO - Servicios Aéreos Virgen de Copacabana
Kennzeichen: CP-926
Werknummer: 43043/83
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 14 km NE of Putre (   Chile)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivien
Flug nach:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI/SCAR), Chile
The DC-6 took off from Santa Cruz for a VFR flight to Arica. The aircraft struck Nevados de Putre at an altitude of 18000 feet, 25 minutes after the planned ETA.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Improper flight planning for (actual) IMC weather.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport to Arica-Chacalluta Airport as the crow flies is 757 km (473 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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