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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 24 Dezember 1971
Zeit:12:36
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Lineas Aéreas Nacionales S.A. - LANSA
Kennzeichen: OB-R-941
Werknummer: 1086
Baujahr: 1959
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 85 / Insassen: 86
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 91 / Insassen: 92
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Puerto Inca (   Peru)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Flug nach:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru
Flugnummer: 508
Unfallbericht:
About forty minutes after takeoff, the aircraft entered a zone of strong turbulence and lightning. After flying for twenty minutes in this weather at FL210 lightning struck the aircraft, causing fire on the right wing which separated, along with part of the left wing. The aircraft crashed in flames into mountainous terrain. Structural failure occurred because of the loads imposed on the aircraft flying through a severe thunderstorm, but also because of stresses resulting from the maneuver to level out the aircraft.

A 17-year-old German Peruvian, Juliane Koepcke, survived the accident. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen.



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Distance from Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport to Pucallpa Airport as the crow flies is 489 km (306 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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