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Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 4 February 1962
Time:10:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-PBH-530
C/n / msn: 7331
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:17 km (10.6 mls) NE of Tingo Maria (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:HuŠnuco Airport (HUU/SPHV), Peru
Destination airport:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru
Narrative:
Bad weather along the route forced the crew to return to Huanuco. This message, at 09:55, was the last one received from the flight. Eyewitnesses reported the aircraft 'falling and revolving in its descent' to the ground. The DC-3 struck the ground near the base of a hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For undetermined reasons, the port elevator separated from the aircraft in flight."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (12-14)


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Distance from HuŠnuco Airport to Pucallpa Airport as the crow flies is 244 km (152 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 3516th loss
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