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Accident description
Last updated: 12 February 2016
Date:Thursday 29 February 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Registration: OB-1451
C/n / msn: 19072/86
First flight: 1968-10-21 (27 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 117 / Occupants: 117
Total:Fatalities: 123 / Occupants: 123
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,3 km (3.9 mls) from Arequipa (   Peru)
Crash site elevation: 2443 m (8015 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport (AQP/SPQU), Peru
Flightnumber: 251
Faucett flight 251 took off from Lima at 19:10 for a flight to Arequipa and Tacna. When doing a VOR/DME approach to Arequipa runway 09, the aircraft crashed into a hillside at an altitude of 8015 feet. The main fuselage carried over the initial ridge and impacted near the top of a second ridge. The empennage fell to an arroyo between the two ridges It appeared that the pilot reported flying at 9500 feet, while the aircraft was actually flying at 8644 feet. Airfield elevation is 8404 feet.

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photo of Boeing 737-222 N459AC
N459AC was stored at Opa Locka in 1990 until being bought by International Air Leases, which leased the plane to Faucett in July 1991.
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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 Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport to Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport as the crow flies is 762 km (477 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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