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Last updated: 21 June 2018
Fecha:jueves 20 abril 1972
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operador:Servicio Aéreo de Transportes Comerciales (SATCO)
Registración: OB-R-653
Numéro de série: 34369/17102
Año de Construcción: 1945
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Moyobamba (   Perú)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chiclayo-Capitan FAP Jose Abelardo Quiñones Airport (CIX/SPHI), Perú
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Moyobamba Airport (MBP/SPBB), Perú
The DC-3 took off from Chiclayo at 15:24 for a flight to Tarapota via Moyobamba. Last radio contact with the flight was at 16:15 when the crew asked for traffic and weather info at Moyobamba. The DC-3 was found to have struck a mountain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot elected to use a cruising altitude lower than stipulated in order to save time and continue flying in VFR conditions.

» El Tiempo 24 April 1972, p12A


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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 Chiclayo-Capitan FAP Jose Abelardo Quiñones Airport to Moyobamba Airport as the crow flies is 326 km (204 miles).

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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