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c/n 193

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c/n 193



 933 Chilean Air Force / Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FAC). Delivered 30-May-1957.

Accident: Puerto Montt, Chile. 06-Oct-962. Crashed on landing while delivering spare parts for the repair of DHC-3 Otter FAC-932. Four fatalities.

Total time: Only 354 hours.

 Written off

Otter 193 was delivered to the Chilean Air Force, the Fuerza Aerea de Chile (FAC) on 30th May 1957, with serial 933. The FAC acquired five Otters for light transport and general utility duties   and all five aircraft left Downsview together on 30th May 1957 for the mammoth delivery flight south to Santiago, Chile. The Otters were normally operated from small rural airfields in the south of the country, as well as on Easter Island and in the Antarctic. 933 was deleted from the FAC inventory on 6th October 1962 as the result of a crash at Puerto Montt, Chile,17 December 1960. It had 354 hours’ total time when it was destroyed in the crash.

Full history up to 2005 courtesy of Karl E Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter - A History (CD-ROM 2005), now with added and updated information which Karl has supplied for the benefit of the website.x