NTSB Identification: MIA98WA097
Accident occurred Monday, March 02, 1998 in LA PUNTILLA, Chile
Aircraft: Cessna 401, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 2, 1998, about 1505 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 401, Chilean registration CC-CIX, crashed near La Puntilla, Chile, while on an air taxi flight from Chaiten, Chile, to Puerto Monte, Chile. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot and four passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from Chaiten, a few minutes before the accident.

Witnesses reported the aircraft was flying low and on fire before it crashed in the water near the shore at La Puntilla.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Chile. Any further information may be obtained from:

DGAC Chile Correo 9- Providencia Apt 3 Santiago, Chile Telephone: 562-204-7715

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Chile.

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