Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 10 February 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-PAV-223
C/n / msn: 15374/26819
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Huanuco (   Peru)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tingo Maria Airport (TGI/SPGM), Peru
Destination airport:Huanuco Airport (HUU/SPHV), Peru
Narrative:
Struck a mountain peak while on approach to Huanuco.

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Distance from Tingo Maria Airport to Huanuco Airport as the crow flies is 87 km (54 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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