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Last updated: 1 December 2015
Datum:Montag 17 Januar 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:ANDES - Aerovias Nacionales del Sur
Kennzeichen: OB-OAD-233
Werknummer: 267
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rio Yavari (   Peru)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Flug nach:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT), Peru
The pilot probably lost his way en route from Lima to Iquitos and was forced to ditch the Curtiss when he ran out of fuel. The aircraft sank in 60 feet of water.

» Correio da Manhã 19 January 1949, p5


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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 Lima-Callao International Airport to Iquitos Airport as the crow flies is 1003 km (627 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.
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