Narrative:The Hercules landed when low lying mist covered the airfield. The starboard wing struck the ground and broke off. The aircraft veered right off the runway.
|Date:||Wednesday 16 July 1969|
|Type:||Lockheed L-100 Hercules|
|Operator:||Pacific Western Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 4197|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Engines:|| 4 Allison 501-D22|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Cayaya (Peru)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
PRIMARY CAUSE: "Error on the part of the pilot in deciding to land in adverse weather conditions. Contributory factor: Lack of specialzed ATC personnel at the airport."
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.