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Last updated: 12 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 18 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Peru
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chala (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Arequipa-Rodríguez Ballón Airport (AQP/SPQU), Peru
Narrative:
Disappeared during a flight from Lima to Arequipa Peru.
The aircraft was found on 23 January 1951 near Chala in Andes mountains. There were no survivors.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 24 January 1951, p3
» Diário de Lisboa 24 January 1951, p12 (F.P.)
» Correio da Manhã 24 January 1951, p3 (U.P.)


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Distance from Lima-Limatambo Airport to Arequipa-Rodríguez Ballón Airport as the crow flies is 749 km (468 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2892nd loss
  • 962nd fatal accident
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