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Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 2 July 2008
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Fuerza Aérea de Chile
Registration: 947
MSN: 404
First flight: 1974-01-22 (34 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 15 km N of Cochamó (   Chile)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Montt-Tepual Airport (PMC/SCTE), Chile
Destination airport:Puerto Montt-Tepual Airport (PMC/SCTE), Chile
Narrative:
The Twin Otter was engaged in a low-level training flight in the area of Cochamó. The airplane contacted high tension wires and crashed on a hill.

Sources:
» Tres miembros de la Fach mueren tras estrellarse avión en la Décima Región (La Tercera, 2-7-2008)
» FACh
» Aviation Letter 504


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