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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 9 July 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Aerochasqui
Registration: OB-1218
C/n / msn: 232
First flight: 1982-01-20 (9 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bellavista Airport (BLP) (   Peru)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bellavista Airport (BLP/SPBL), Peru
Destination airport:Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru
Narrative:
A CASA C-212 Aviocar passenger plane, operated by the Peruvian domestic airline Aerochasqui, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Bellavista Airport (BLP), Peru. All fifteen on board were killed.
It appeared that police officers had opened fire at the aircraft, causing it to crash. Press reports indicate that the police officers may have been drunk or that it was a drug-related occurrence.

Sources:
» Perú: Avión Derribado Por Policías (El Tiempo, 11-7-1991).


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Distance from Bellavista Airport to Pucallpa Airport as the crow flies is 264 km (165 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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CASA 212

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