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Last updated: 23 March 2019
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Date:Friday 1 August 1980
Type:Douglas DC-8-43F
Operator:Aeronaves del Peru
Registration: OB-R-1143
C/n / msn: 45598/57
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 508-12
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) from Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into a fog-shrouded Cerro Lilio. The pilot had just reported that he was descending from FL110 to FL90.



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Distance from Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 4228 km (2642 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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