Narrative: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.
|Date:||Saturday 31 January 1970|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando|
|Operator:||Transportes Aéreos Litoral|
|C/n / msn:|| 22541|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cerro Vizcachuna (Peru)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Arica Airport (ACM), Colombia|
CAUSE: Incorrect maintenance on no. 2 engine.
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.