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LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Chile

LATAM Airlines flight LA-841 had to return and make an emergency landing in Santiago, Chile, on January 19th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane took off for Easter Island, Chile, but had to turn back due to issues with the cabin pressure.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Avianca Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Chile

Avianca flight LR-624 had to return and make an emergency landing in Santiago, Chile, on August 10th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Lima, Peru, but had to turn back after an engine started emitting streaks of flames and loud bangs.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Sky Airline Plane Diverts to Chile due to Landing Gear and Weather Issue

Sky Airline flight H2-142 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Viña del Mar Airport, Chile, on July 25th.

The Airbus A319-100 flying from Santiago to Antofagasta in Chile had to divert due to an issue with its landing gear and poor weather.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Aeromexico Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Santiago, Chile

Aeromexico flight AM-11 had to return for an emergency landing in Santiago, Chile, on April 5th.

The Boeing 787-800 plane took off for Mexico City, Mexico, but had to turn back after cracks were noticed on captain’s windshield.

The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Chile due to Electrical Problems

United Airlines flight UA-818 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Santiago, Chile, on December 25th.

The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to electrical problems.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bomb Threat

LATAMA LATAM Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Santiago, Chile, on November 10th.

The plane took off for Punta Arenas, Chile, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bomb threat. It is believed that a female passenger had informed the crew that there was a bomb onboard.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained safe.

The woman was arrested while the authorities searched the plane.

#Missing Mooney M20K found in Maule


Personal SANTIAGO the Police Special Operations Group found a plane that went missing in Picazo Alto, Chile. The plane was en route between Santiago and Temuco and disappeared from radar at about 3:00 pm May 21. The pilot of record was Raul Alejandro Barria Concha (65), who died in the crash. There were no others aboard. Teams from the Army, PDI, regional Onemi, Fire and Health Service assisted in the search, using the Panguilemo airfield as a hub.

Cessna Crashes Fence in Chile, 3 Aboard

On Feb 25, 2013, in Puella, Puerto Varas Chile, a Cessna 152 struck a fence and crashed. Three aboard survived.

The plane was taking off from a ski slope,but did not sustain adequate altitude, and struck a fence.

The pilot was Alfonso Ruiz Tagle.

Carabineros de la Tenencia Casa Pangue was apparently not notified and responded to the scene in the afternoon. The accident is under investigation.

Piper Crashes in Chilean Yard injuring Pilots

What: Servicios Aéreos Romeo Mike Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Where: near Santiago/La Reina-Eulogio Sánchez Airport, Chile
When: Nov 6, 2012
Who: 2 aboard
Why: After taking off from Tobalaba Airport (aka Santiago/La Reina-Eulogio Sánchez Airport), the plane crashed 500 meters away, in a field adjacent to commercial property in ??Avenida Ossandón.

Pilots Sergio Canilla Canales and Jorge Juacida Ramírez were injured and transported to the hospital.

The plane struck a tree and a structure in a residential yard, according to firefighters. Four fire companies assisted in rescuing the pilots.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating.

Andes Approach Is a Bumpy Ride

What: Air France Boeing 777-200 en route from Paris to Santiago
Where: Santiago Chile
When: Aug 6th 2012
Who: 306 aboard, 8 injured
Why: While en approach to Santiago, the pilots encountered severe turbulence. The Andes area is well known area for turbulence (Aconcagua mountain (22,831 ft)

The pilots made a safe landing. Six flight attendants were injured.

Piper Crashes in Chile

An Aero Hein plane in flight.

What: Aerohein Piper PA-31-325 Navajo en route from Melinka to Quellón
Where: Quellón Chile
When: Mar 1 2012
Who: 8 aboard, 7 fatalities
Why: On a 20 minute flight, ATC lost contact with the plane six minutes into the flight. Air Force and Navy planes searched where the emergency signal beacon issued a single alarm before the aircraft crashed into the sea.

The plane’s wreckage was located by passengers in a boat in the Gulf of Corcovado off Chiloe island on Piedra Blanca at the mountain’s base. Occupants of the stricken plane included a businessman, his son and company divers and pilot Ricardo Hein. The list of dead includes Richard Hein, Genaro Barrientos Barria, Christopher Barria, Carlos Muñoz, Juan Gonzalez de La Fuente, Onofre Uribe Soto, and Pablo Briceño.

Five of those aboard have been found.

Chile Turns to Psychic Leonor del Carmen Díaz

What: Grupo 10, Fuerza Aerea de Chile CASA 212 Aviocar en route from Santiago to isla Juan Fernandez
Where: near the Juan Fernandez islands
When: Sept 2, 2011 4:58 p.m.
Who: 21 aboard, 21 fatalities
Why: The Chilean air force plane on a relief flight attempted to land, but the landing was aborted twice as pilots fought hard winds. On the third attempt, the flight disappeared from radar, as witnesses saw it veer left. It was lost at sea.

In addition to the usual sources, Defence Minister Andres Allamand of Chile told the world Chile has turned to a psychic who was on one of the search boats as it looked for 17 bodies missing off of the island believed to have been the setting for the novel Robinson Crusoe by 18th century British author Daniel Defoe, the main island of the Juan Fernandez archipelago.

The local psychic who assisted was Leonor del Carmen Díaz. She drew a map of her “vision” of the accident that revealed to her body of the “plane on the ocean floor with victims’ bodies still strapped in their seat belts inside it.”

WE believe in whatever it takes to find the bodies, and if a Psychic works by all means.

Relief Flight Lost in High Wind, Samaritans Lost At Sea

What: Grupo 10, Fuerza Aerea de Chile CASA 212 Aviocar en route from Santiago to isla Juan Fernandez
Where: near the Juan Fernandez islands
When: Sept 2, 2011 4:58 p.m.
Who: 21 aboard, 21 fatalities
Why: The Chilean air force plane on a relief flight attempted to land, but the landing was aborted twice as pilots fought hard winds. On the third attempt, the flight disappeared from radar, as witnesses saw it veer left.

The plane went down off the coast of the island. Four hours after takeoff, the flight lost contact with ATC.

No survivors have been found but some wreckage has been recovered.

This was TVN’s second flight in support of the Desafío Levantamos Chile (rebuilding project.)

Television personality 44 year old Felipe Camiroaga was aboard the plane to document reconstruction of Juan Fernandez island after the Feb. 27 magnitude-8.8 earthquake and tsunami. Business man Felipe Cubillos (brother-in-law of the defense minister ) was also aboard the plane.

Rescue teams found an intact door and several knapsacks in the water about 2,000 meters yards from the airport.

Those aboard the plane were:
Televisión Nacional de Chile: Felipe Camiroaga, Roberto Bruce, Sylvia Slier, Carolina Gatica y Rodrigo Cabezón.

From Desafío Levantemos Chile: Felipe Cubillos, Sebastian Correa, Joel Lizama, Catalina Vela Montero, Jorge Palma y Joaquín Arnold.

Consejo de Cultura: Galia Carolina Díaz Riffo y Romina Isabel Irarrázabal Faggiani.

Chilean air force: group commander from the Department of Communications, Rodrigo Fernández, and department journalist, José Cifuentes.

From the crew: Hero 26-year-old pilot Carolina Fernández Flavio Olivo, Juan Pablo Mallea, first sergeant Eduardo Jones, Eduardo Estrada and Erwin Núñez.

A navy frigate and a Hercules C-130 are among the search and rescue vehicles.

In George’s Point of View

Pilot Dies Fighting Fire

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What: Air Tractor AT-802, registered to FAASA Group Aerodromo Sebastian Almagro Ctra, operated by FAASA Chile Servicios Aeros LTDA en route from a landing strip in the vicinity of Santa Juana, Chile
Where: Santa Juana, Chile
When: January 9, 2011
Who: Pilot, passenger
Why: While maneuvering at a low altitude (water drop) during a fire fighting mission, the plane collided with trees. The Spanish pilot, Antonio Fernandez, died in the crash. An observer was injured. The tanker is owned by la empresa Faasa Chile.

The injured observer, David Guzman Henriquez was hospitalized at Hospital del Trabajador Concepción

American Airlines Reschedules Santiago Flight

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What: American Airlines Boeing 767-300 en route from Santiago Chile to Miami, Florida
Where: Santiago
When: Nov 10th 2010
Who: 120 passengers and 12 crew
Why: Shortly after takeoff, the plane experienced a hydraulic failure in the landing gear. The pilot returned to Santiago and made a safe landing. The flight was rescheduled.

University Executives Die in Humanitarian Mission

What: Piper PA-31 Turbo Navajo B en route from Tomé to Concepción
Where: Tomé Chile
When: Mar 1 2010
Who: Fatalities included Pablo Desbordes, Ignacio Fernández, Luis ernesto Videla, Juan Guillermo Moya and Rodolfo Becker and pilot Marcelo Ruiz.
Why: The plane crashed near the town of Tomé, Chile while transporting five University Santo Tomás executives for eartquake relief work. They were traveling to the site of the earthquake to evaluate shelter safety conditions. No reason has been reported for the crash.

Chilean Crash Kills 4

What: single-engine Mooney plane en route from La Serena to Santiago.
Where: 474 km north of the Chilean capital of Santiago
When: Jan 11, 2010
Who: 4 fatalities (pilot and 3 businessmen)
Why: The light plane crashed for unknown reasons. A beacon initially led searchers to Chicurea but the wreckage was found by Chile’s Air Force Search and Rescue (two Chilean air force planes and a helicopter) in La Cachimba valley, 22 km from La Serena.

Chilean Helicopter Crash kills 13

What: Celco Constitución helicopter
Where: south-central Chile– in the Maule region about 185 miles south of Santiago
When: Feb 15
Who: Aboard were 12 firefighters, aged around 18 to 30, and the pilot,
Why: The firefighters had been on their way to put out a fire at a eucalyptus plantation when the helicopter crashed. There was a dense mist in the area and that there was light rain at the time of the crash.

Celco is owned by Empresas Copec.

The number of deceased has been upgraded to 14.

AeroPeru Crashes in Pacific

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What: Aeroperú Boeing 757-23A en route from Lima, Peru to Santiago Chile.
Where: 73 km (45.6 mls) NW off Lima, Peru in the Pacific Ocean
When: October 2, 1996
Who: 9 crew members, 61 passengers died
Why: On October 2, 1996, Aeroperú Boeing 757 en route from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru (LIM), to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, crashed on October 2, 1996. Shortly after takeoff the crew discovered that their instrumentation was behaving erratically. They were receiving contradictory serial emergency messages from the onboard computer, such as rudder ratio, mach speed trim, overspeed, underspeed and flying too low. The crew declared an emergency and requested an immediate return to the airport. they experienced multiple stalls resulting in rapid loss of altitude with no corresponding altimeter changes. While the altimeter indicated an altitude of approximately 9,700 feet, but the aircraft’s true altitude was much closer to the water.

The air traffic controller sent a Boeing 707 to help guide the 757 to land, but before the 707 reached them, the 757’s wingtip struck the water approximately twenty-five minutes after emergency declaration. The pilots realized the true altitude of the airliner, struggled and was briefly airborne again for twenty seconds, but then crashed inverted into the water. All nine crew members and sixty-one passengers died.

In Peru, Eleuterio Chacaliaza was sentenced to negligent homicide for a piece of masking tape accidentally left over the static ports (on the bottom side of the fuselage) after cleaning the aircraft.
Those aboard:
1.- José Luis Bovadilla Fernández (México)
2.- Jaime Brito Guzmán (Chile)
3.- Abraham Broidman (México)
4.- Mario Cayetano Bramont (Perú)
5.- Eugenio Campos (México)
6.- María Carrasco Flórez Aráoz (Chile)
7.- Guillermo Serveto (Gran Bretaña)
8.- Manuel Chang Ching (Perú)
9.- Fabio Chaparro Beltrán (Colombia)
10.- Víctor Choe Gallardo (Perú)
11.- Javier Cuéllar Cantú (Perú)
12.- Barbara Delano (Chile)
13.- James Degeren (Chile)
14.- Miguel Degeren (Chile)
15.- Juan Huerdo (México)
16.- Galen Canusev (Estados Unidos)
17.- Nis Linden (Estados Unidos).
18.- Dani Manzur (Chile)
19.- Patricio Marambio (Chile)
20.- Luis Morán Morante (Perú)
21.- Raúl Peña Rojas (Chile)
22.- Guillermo Quiroz (Perú)
23.- Juan Alvarado Allende (Chile), deportado a su país por poseer documentación falsa bajo el nombre de Gerardo Sánchez, de Venezuela
24.- Eduardo Smith Inope (Perú)
25.- Denis Trial (Estados Unidos)
26.- Kelen Vaisman (Estados Unidos)
27.- Janet Vallejos Robinson (Perú)
28.- Luis Vergara Bernales (Perú)
29.- Pedro Villena Hidalgo (Perú)
30.- Genaro Mar (México). Personas que se embarcaron en Quito:
1.- Renato Cisotto (Italia)
2.- Hernán Barriga Guzmán (Chile)
3.- Isidro Huarache (Perú)
4.- Juan Hurache (Perú)
5.- Mario Jiménez Borja (Ecuador)
6.- Arístides Noboa (Ecuador)
7.- Mark Bram (Gran Bretaña)
8.- Lan Lock (Nueva Zelandia)
9.- Rodrigo Fernández Ruiz (España)
10.- Tiziana Tamaro (Italia).
Personas en tránsito de Miami a Santiago (todos chilenos)
1.- Juan Awad
2.- Mario Awad
3.- Carolina Acevedo
4.- Carmen Arancibia
5.- Daniel Boleli
6.- Sara Díaz
7.- Jaime Duque del Río
8.- Emir Agana
9.- Ricardo Alex
10.- Martín Sadued
11.- María Eterpuer
12.- Luis Medina
13.- Eduardo Román
14.- Elena Saavedra
15.- María Saavedra
16.- Carlos Serán
17.- Alfonso Uldurraga
18.- Carmen Concha
19.- Ana Concha
20.- Jimena Paya
21.- Martha Contreras.
1.- Capitán Erick Shereiber, piloto.
2.- David Fernández, copiloto.
3.- María Angela Casabo
4.- Carolina López
5.- Roxana Mino
6.- Ana Contreras
7.- Gema Brussone
8.- Silvia Barreto
9.- Nancy Fernández.

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