Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 8 May 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-47
C/n / msn: 3082
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 15 km N of Lima International Airport (LIM) (   Peru) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA), Chile
Destination airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Narrative:
Crashed into a sand dune in poor visibility.
The airplane operated on a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lima Peru with en route stops at Mendoza and Antofagasta.


Sources:
» Raczynski, Esteban (2006) DC-4 - Los Clásicos en los Cielos del Cono Sur
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - May 10, 1964
» Aeromilitaria


Photos

photo of Douglas C-54 T-47
photo of Douglas C-54 T-47
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport to Lima-Callao International Airport as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 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.
languages: English Français Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share

Douglas DC-4

  • 246th loss
  • 1242+ built
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 20th worst accident (currently)
safety profile

 Peru
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 9th worst accident (currently)
»safety profile