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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 24 Februar 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Fluggesellschaft:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Peru
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cuzco Airport (CUZ) (   Peru)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ/SPZO), Peru
Flug nach:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Unfallbericht:
The left main undercarriage leg collapsed, causing the wing to touch the ground. The no. 1 propeller then separated, causing one of the blades to cut through the fuselage injuring the captain. A fire erupted as the plane came to a halt. The three flight crew members were unable to reach the passenger cabin due to the flames, so they exited the plane through the hole made by the propeller. The captain later died of his injuries.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49)


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Distance from Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport to Lima-Callao International Airport as the crow flies is 584 km (365 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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