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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Friday 24 August 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-PBN-659
C/n / msn: 25839/14394
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Puena Paz (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:San Ramon/Capitan Alvarino Airport (SPRM), Peru
Narrative:
The Peruvian DC-3 crashed in the jungle, killing all on board. The aircraft transported equipment and technicians from oil exploration company "Cerro de Pasco Corporation" back to San Ramón. Contact was lost seven minutes before landing.
Newspaper La Nacion reports that the aircraft was located on a mountain named Peña Blas. Other sources name the location as Cerro Puena Paz.

Sources:
» La Nacion 26 August 1962, p46
» La Nacion 28 August 1962, p35


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