Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 September 1993
Type:Convair CV-440
Operator:SASA - Servicios Aéreos Santa Ana
Registration: CP-2256
C/n / msn: 447
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Colquemarca (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Narrative:
Two hours after take-off from Lima, the crew smelled compass fluid and realised that the magnetic compass had become unreliable. Because of low fog banks the crew were not able to establish their position visually and climbed to FL180 to find the Cordillera Mountain range. When the engines started to backfire, a forced belly landing was made in open countryside.

Sources:
» Scramble 176


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N440AD was bought by Trans Texas Air Freight in June 1988 and one month later sold to Peru (OB-T1326, Aero Norte). It was exported to Bolivia in September 1992.
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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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