Unfallbericht:Trip No. 9 departed from Santiago, Chile at 05:30 with Lima, Peru as its destination. The flight arrived at Arequipa, Peru at 13:59 for an intermediate stop. It left Arequipa at 14:09. At 14:25, the captain reported to Arequipa that the flight was "leaving control zone altitude 12,200, climbing on instruments, course 290."
|Datum:||22 JAN 1943|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Pan American Grace Airways|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 11|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 15 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||NE of Chaparra (Peru)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport (AQP/SPQU), Peru|
|Flug nach:||Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru|
Fifty minutes later, the DC-3 struck a mountain peak at an elevation of about 13,000 feet.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Action of the pilot in continuing the flight on instruments in the overcast, contrary to company flight procedure of which, according to the evidence, the pilot was aware. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: 1. Absence of adequate flight dispatch control by the company.; 2. Failure of the company to inaugurate and maintain written flight and operating procedures in such a form as to be constantly available for the guidance of pilots and dispatchers."
» CAB File No. 408-43
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport to Lima-Callao International Airport as the crow flies is 763 km (477 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.