Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 8 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-R-148
C/n / msn: 10284
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 66
Total:Fatalities: 72 / Occupants: 72
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cordillera Carpish (   Peru) show on map
Crash site elevation: 3109 m (10200 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Huanuco Airport (HUU/SPHV), Peru
Destination airport:Tingo Maria Airport (TGI/SPGM), Peru
Narrative:
The DC-4 struck a 10500 feet mountain in the Cordillera de Carpish just 30 feet from the top.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Huanuco Airport to Tingo Maria Airport as the crow flies is 87 km (54 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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