Descripción del Accidente ASN 08 DEC 1987 Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M AE-560 - Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
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Fecha:martes 8 diciembre 1987
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operador:Servicio Aeronaval de la Marina Peru
Registración: AE-560
Numéro de série: 10548
Año de Construcción: 1977
Horas Totales de la Célula:5908
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 37 / Ocupantes: 37
Total:Fatalidades: 42 / Ocupantes: 43
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:11 km (6.9 milles) NW de la costa de Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) (   Perú)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Perú
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Perú
A Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M, operated by the Peruvian Navy, crashed at sea off the coast of Lima, Peru.
On board the aircraft were 16 football players of the Alianza Lima football team, staff, cheerleaders and referees. Alianza Lima had played a match against Deportivo Pucallpa and was returning to Lima in the evening. The aircraft departed Pucallpa at 18:30 hours.
During the approach to Lima, the flight crew noticed an indication that the nose landing gear would not lock down. 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. In darkness, at about 20:15 hours, the aircraft impacted the water. Initially three occupants survived the impact, but only the pilot was rescued alive the following morning.
An investigation showed that the flight crew members were not accustomed to flying at night. The captain, the only survivor of the accident, recorded only 5.3 night-flight hours in the last 90 days before the accident, 3.3 hours in the last 60 days; and none in the last 30 days. The co-pilot had 90 minutes of night-flight experience two months before the crash.
Also, because of the limited proficiency in English, the co-pilot carried out the wrong emergency procedure after being instructed by the captain to carry out a procedure to take care of the landing gear indication.
Additionally, the aircraft was dispatched with several technical issues. The airplane did not have an inertial navigation system (INS); UHF communication had low reception; the very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) receiver had low sensitivity; the radio altimeter oscillated preventing the pilots from seeing the exact altitude; and finally, the actuator for the front landing gear had worn down.

» Willem Wendt
» New revelations about plane crash killing Peruvian football team 19 years ago (, 11 October, 2006)


photo of Fokker-F-27400M-AE-560
accident date: 08-12-1987
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
registration: AE-560

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 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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