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Last updated: 3 December 2020
Date:Thursday 20 August 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 57-6117
C/n / msn: 243
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rioja area (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Army Otter was involved in a search mission for a missing Peruvian Air Force Alouette helicopter.
The airplane's left wing contacted a tree on a jungle covered hill near the top, at 2,500' above the valley.



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