Accident description
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 28 March 1998
Time:ca 09:35
Type:Antonov 32
Operator:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: OB-1389
C/n / msn: 1203
First flight: 1987
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 55
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Piura Airport (PIU) (   Peru) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tumbes Airport (TBP/SPME), Peru
Destination airport:Piura Airport (PIU/SPUR), Peru
Narrative:
The Antonov was flying regularly from Tumbes to Piura to evacuate people stranded by El Nino-driven floods. The plane had taken off at 09:10 from Tumbes. While approaching Piura one of the engines failed. The pilot from the heavily loaded aircraft couldn't maintain height. The Antonov eventually struck three houses of a shantytown and crashed into a canal.
There is some uncertainty about the registration. Local newspapers reported the plane to be OB-1389. Other sources claim the aircraft to be OB-1388, carrying the dual military registration FAP388.


Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Comercio
» Scramble 235


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Distance from Tumbes Airport to Piura Airport as the crow flies is 185 km (116 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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