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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Saturday 31 January 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Litoral
Registration: CP-825
C/n / msn: 22541
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Vizcachuna (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Arica Airport (ACM), Colombia
Destination airport:?
When reaching cruising level, the no. 2 engine failed. With the no. 1 engine at max power, an emergency descent for Arica or Tacna was made. Due to problems with the remaining engine, an emergency landing had to be made on the summit of the Vizcachuna mountain. While preparing for the forced landing, the aircraft struck a cliff at 12000 feet and crashed.
CAUSE: Incorrect maintenance on no. 2 engine.



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