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Last updated: 25 March 2019
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Date:Friday 12 September 1980
Type:Douglas DC-8-33F
Operator:Aeronaves del Peru
Registration: N715UA
C/n / msn: 45386/62
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Iquitos (   Peru)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT), Peru
Narrative:
The DC-8-33F cargo plane crashed into the jungle near Iquitos in Peru. The aircraft was leased from Tropical Aircraft Leasing.



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Aeronaves del Peru leased N715UA August 1980
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport to Iquitos Airport as the crow flies is 1003 km (627 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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