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Last updated: 24 July 2021
Date:Saturday 5 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Servicios Aéreos Amazonicos
Registration: OB-1569
MSN: 9141020
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saposoa Airport (SQU) (   Peru)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trujillo Airport (TRU/SPRU), Peru
Destination airport:Saposoa Airport (SQU/SPOA), Peru
The Yakovlev 40 pilot reportedly delayed touchdown to avoid a pedestrian on the runway. The aircraft overran the runway, fell into the bed of the Saposoa River and broke up.

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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 Trujillo Airport to Saposoa Airport as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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