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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 14 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas RC-54V (DC-4)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-R-776
C/n / msn: 10591
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pozo Chuño Mountain, Contumazá District (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trujillo Airport (TRU/SPRU), Peru
Destination airport:Juanjuí Airport (JJI/SPJI), Peru
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: Probable causes were: 1) Mental state of pilot-in-command which adversely affected judgment and efficiency. 2) Human error by PIC. 3) Faulty control of air traffic. 4) Inadequate meteorological conditions. 5) Faulty navaids along the route.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Trujillo Airport to Juanjuí Airport as the crow flies is 280 km (175 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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