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Datum:Mittwoch 20 Januar 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Kennzeichen: FAP-331 ?
Werknummer: 32961 ?
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 35 / Insassen: 35
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Palca (   Peru)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Mazamari-Manuel Prado Ugarteche Aiport (SPMF), Peru
Flug nach:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Unfallbericht:
Crashed in the Cuti Padre mountain range, which is part of the central Andes. The C-46 a.o. carried members of a civil guard anti-guerrilla force.
The aircraft was quoted being FAP-381, however this serial was used by a DC-6. Possibly C-46 FAP-331 was involved.

Informationsquelle:
» Military Aviation Disasters / D.Gero
» La Nación 22 January 1971, p24


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Distance from Mazamari-Manuel Prado Ugarteche Aiport to Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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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