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Last updated: 10 February 2016
Fecha:jueves 29 febrero 1996
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Registración: OB-1451
Numéro de série: 19072/86
Año de Construcción: 1968-10-21 (27 years 5 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 117 / Ocupantes: 117
Total:Fatalidades: 123 / Ocupantes: 123
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:6,3 km (3.9 milles) de Arequipa (   Perú)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 2443 m (8015 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lima-Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Perú
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport (AQP/SPQU), Perú
Número de Vuelo: 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 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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