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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 16 November 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Peru
Registration: FAP403
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jirishanga (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru
Destination airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
The DC-3 crashed into an ice wall at 18000 feet en route to Lima. The wreckage was found 4 December 1954

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)


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Distance from Pucallpa Airport to Lima-Callao International Airport as the crow flies is 489 km (306 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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