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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Saturday 28 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operator:Lyon Air
Registration: CC-CYA-141
MSN: 26445
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Los Antiguos, SC (   Argentina)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Balmaceda-Teniente Vidal Airport (BBA/SCBA), Chile
The Curtiss C-46 diverted to Chile Chico when weather conditions at Balmaceda proved below minima. Weather at Chile Chico however, was also poor. A forced landing was carried out at Los Antiguos, causing the aircraft to be damaged beyond repair.

Forced landing outside airport


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