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Accident description
Last updated: 25 September 2016
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Date:Wednesday 16 July 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: CF-PWO
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cayaya (   Peru)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.

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."

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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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