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Last updated: 25 October 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) W of Arequipa-Rodriguez Ballon Airport (AQP) (   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-Rodríguez Ballón Airport (AQP/SPQU), Perú
Número de Vuelo:CF251
Faucett flight 251 took off from Lima, Peru at 19:10 for a domestic flight to Arequipa and Tacna. When performing a VOR/DME approach to runway 09 at Arequipa, the aircraft impacted 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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View from accident location to runway 09 at Arequipa
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-Rodríguez Ballón 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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