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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 30 December 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-R-247
C/n / msn: 7462
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:27 km (16.9 mls) N of Trujillo Airport (TRU) (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trujillo Airport (TRU/SPRU), Peru
Destination airport:Tarapoto Airport (TPP/SPST), Peru
Narrative:
Impacted Cerro Pintado, about 7 minutes after takeoff from Trujillo.

Sources:
» Flight International 15 January 1977 (100)


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Distance from Trujillo Airport to Tarapoto Airport as the crow flies is 347 km (217 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Douglas DC-4

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  • 322nd loss
  • 171st fatal accident
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