Narrative:A Lockheed L-1649A Starliner cargo plane was transporting a cargo of cigarettes from Lima, Peru to Montevideo, Uruguay.
En route the airplane suffered problems with the no. 2 engine. The crew radioed Arica and requested permission to return. Shortly after commencing their return, the no. 1 engine caught fire. The Arica controller suggested they use a 600 meter long emergency field that the Chilean Air Force had prepared in Colchane, Chile near the village of Isluga.
Damaged beyond repair in forced landing.
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 Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 3297 km (2061 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.