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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 21 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-329
C/n / msn: 52
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Total:Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 59
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tarma (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Ramon Airport (SRD/SLRA), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Crashed into a mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Jorge Merino
» NRC Handelsblad 23.6.1989


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