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9th Feb 2015, 02:01
Wreckage believed to be from a DC3 that went missing in 1961 has been found in the Andes.

24 people perished including 8 members of Green Cross a Div 1 football team from Chile, who were returning from a match.

BBC News - Football team plane' found' 50 years after crash in Chile (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31236398)

9th Feb 2015, 02:49
Confused...some says wreckage was found seven days later on the morning of April 10:

ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3) CC-CLD-P210 La Gotera Hill (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19610403-0)

9th Feb 2015, 07:05
Conflicting reports suggest that the wreckage was not located at the time by the ground search, despite having being spotted from the air a week after the crash by the crew of an overflying LAN airliner.

This report from last week

Hallan restos de avión siniestrado en 1961 en la cordillera de Linares - LaSegunda.com (http://www.lasegunda.com/Noticias/Deportes/2015/02/990747/hallan-restos-de-avion-siniestrado-en-1961-en-la-cordillera-de-linares)

talks about finding human remains at the crash site two weeks ago and mentions rumours that, although funerals took place at the time, there were no bodies buried.

9th Feb 2015, 07:20
There are some pictures going around showing wreckage including parts of an engine and propeller.

From what I can see on the grainy twitter picture, it looks to me like the propeller was not feathered and producing power at the time of impact. Can anyone post an appreciation of the actual weather conditions as they were 54 years ago at the time?

I haven't actually flown a DC-3 but I have stood next to one at an airshow once.