Date & Time: Jul 24, 1977 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Punta Arenas – Puerto Montt – Santiago
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to Puerto Montt-El Tepual Airport, the crew encountered very bad weather conditions with rain falls and a limited visibility due to the night. In unknown circumstances, the four engine airplane crashed in flames in a swampy area located five km short of runway. All seven crew members and 31 passengers were killed while 44 other occupants were injured.