ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-6 CP-2251 Tumbes Airport (TBP)
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Date:Thursday 3 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:J.C. Barravino Gammarra
Registration: CP-2251
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tumbes Airport (TBP) (   Peru)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The DC-6 left Guayaquil on February 27 on a ferry flight to La Paz. The aircraft was diverted to Tumbes due to problems (backfiring) on the no. 3 engine. The engine was repaired during the next days. An engine check was to be performed prior to departure. The engine overprimed and a fuel fire broke out in the exhaust pipe. Because the aircraft's batteries were almost flat, there was not enough power left to continue turning the engine, which would have blown the fire out. The fire spread, destroying the aircraft.

Damaged on the ground

» Air International July 1994, p.7
» Scramble 182


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