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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 23 February 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Trans-Peruana
Registration: OB-R-606
C/n / msn: 33477
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rioja (   Peru)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chiclayo-Capitan FAP Jose Abelardo Quiñones Airport (CIX/SPHI), Peru
Destination airport:Rioja Airport (RIJ/SBJA), Peru
Narrative:
The C-46 crashed in mountainous terrain during a flight from Chiclayo to Rioja carrying five tons of cargo. Ultimate destination of the flight was Chachapoyas.

Sources:
» La Nacion 25 February 1966, p47 (Noticias de Latinoamerica)
» ABC 1 April 1966


Photos

photo of Curtiss C-46D-15-CU OB-ZAA-606
OB-ZAA-606 was re-registered OB-R-606 in March 1964 and sold to Trans-Peruana one year later
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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 Chiclayo-Capitan FAP Jose Abelardo Quiñones Airport to Rioja Airport as the crow flies is 4026 km (2516 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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