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Date:Thursday 17 June 1971
Time:ca 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:SAVCO - Servicios Aéreos Virgen de Copacabana
Registration: CP-926
MSN: 43043/83
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 14 km NE of Putre (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivia
Destination airport:Arica-Chacalluta Airport (ARI/SCAR), Chile
Narrative:
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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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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