ASN Aircraft accident Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 OB-1443 Bellavista Airport (BLP)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 10 September 1992
Time:c 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operator:Expresso Aéreo
Registration: OB-1443
MSN: 10533
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:36684
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bellavista Airport (BLP) (   Peru)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tarapoto Airport (TPP/SPST), Peru
Destination airport:Bellavista Airport (BLP/SPBL), Peru
The aircraft touched down short of runway 25 at Bellavista Airport (BLP). The right-hand wing and engine broke off and a fire erupted as the aircraft slewed to a stop. The aircraft burned out and all but one of the occupants evacuated alive.

Probable Cause:

Personal error by the pilot (error of judgement) when performing the final approach maneuver under the normal glide path and at low speed, causing the aircraft to make contact 26 rnm before the runway threshold.
- The co-pilot's lack of experience and the appearance of the fatigue factor on the pilot.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: DGAT Peru
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Insufficient rest / fatigue

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photo of Fokker-F-27500-VH-FCD
accident date: 10-09-1992
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
registration: VH-FCD

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 Tarapoto Airport to Bellavista Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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