A Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander, CC-CYR crashed in a residential area of Puerto Montt, Chile, and burst into flames.
The aircraft impacted a house, 400 m west of the runway at Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport. The house caught fire and both occupants were injured.
NEWS Archipiélagos Servicios Aéreos (CC-CYR) Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander crashed into a residential area after takeoff from Puerto Montt-Marcel Marchant Airport, Chile. Killing all 6 on board & injuring two occupants in the house. (16-APR-2019). pic.twitter.com/NyYBeQbHF2
— Air Disasters (@AirCrashMayday) April 16, 2019
The plane plummeted after getting entangled in power lines shortly after take-off from La Paloma airport in Puerto Montt, a port city 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to the south of the capital Santiago, said Harry Jurgensen, the governor of the Los Lagos region.
Grave accidente aéreo en Puerto Montt, avión monomotor cae en 2 casas el cuy provocó un incendio en los inmuebles y la aeronave Bomberos trabaja en el lugar @biobio @IEC_CHILE @chile_accidente @CD3EHH pic.twitter.com/oAJfgGRKR9
— Informes de Emergencias Chile (@IEC_CHILE) April 16, 2019
Local television pictures showed the house, which caught fire after being hit by the plane, completely gutted.
Authorities did not reveal the identity of the victims but said the pilot was amongst the dead — two women and four men.
No one was in the house when the plane hit.
Noticia en desarrollo, Puerto Montt Chile hace pocos minutos cayó una aeronave sobre un sector poblado. pic.twitter.com/qetAN6hRPD
— Torre Dorado (@torre_dorado) April 16, 2019
The aircraft was owned by the “Archipielago” company, which operates commercial flights in a region that is difficult to access.