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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Thursday 31 July 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 970
MSN: 19730
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Colina (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Santiago-Pudahuel Airport (SCL/SCEL), Chile
Destination airport:Santiago-Pudahuel Airport (SCL/SCEL), Chile
Narrative:
A C-47A transport plane, operated by the Chilean Air Force, crashed during a paratrooper exercise near Colina.
One of the paratroopers struck the elevator of the plane. The crew lost control and the airplane crashed.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 1 August 1975, p12A
» Scramble 293


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