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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 8 December 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Servicio Aeronaval de la Marina Peru
Registration: AE-560
C/n / msn: 10548
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:5908
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NW off Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) (   Peru)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru
Destination airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
The F-27, owned by the Peruvian Navy, was used to fly the Alianza Lima football team back to Lima. The gear failed to lock down on approach to Lima and a low flyby was flown to let the air traffic control tower check the gear. The gear seemed OK and the flight repositioned for another approach. The aircraft crashed into the sea.

» Willem Wendt


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