Narrative:Crashed into a mountain.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 January 1970|
|Type:||Douglas RC-54V (DC-4)|
|C/n / msn:|| 10591|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24|
|Total:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mount Pumacona (Peru)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Trujillo Airport (TRU/SPRU), Peru|
|Destination airport:||Juanjui Airport (JJI/SPJI), Peru|
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.
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 Trujillo Airport to Juanjui Airport as the crow flies is 280 km (175 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.