Accident Canadian Vickers Vedette V 5, 23 Jan 1930
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Date:23-JAN-1930
Time:16:45
Type:Canadian Vickers Vedette V
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 5
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puerto Aysén - Región de Aysén -   Chile
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Montt
Destination airport:Puerto Aysén
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
At 4:45 pm the "Vickers Vedette" N°5 plane of the newly formed company "Línea Aérea Experimental" crashes into the sea, in front of the Aysén river estuary, killing its two occupants.They are Lieutenant Aníbal Vidal Silva (pilot) and Corporal Alfredo Román Garay (mechanic), both members of the No. 1 Amphibian Squadron from the Chamiza air base and who were flying from Puerto Montt to Puerto Aysén.The plane was virtually "thrown" into the sea by intense gusts of downdrafts when it was flying at an altitude of about 500 meters near Santa Elena Island, an area permanently affected by storms and covered by banks of fog.

Sources:

"El Mercurio" (Chile), edition of january 25, 1930 - Archive National Library, Chile
La Nación (Santiago) 8 February 1930, p9


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2020 13:48 HechosSigloXX Added
23-Dec-2022 17:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
01-Jan-2023 18:04 TB Updated [Source]

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