#OnThisDay in 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes

45 years ago today, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (T-571) was a scheduled flight from Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo in Uruguay to Pudahuel Airport, Santiago in Chile with a stopover at Mendoza International Airport in Argentina. The Fairchild FH-227D was carrying 40 passengers & 5 crew members.  T-571, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of Uruguayan…