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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 18 March 1965
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Operator:Servicio Aéreo de Transportes Comerciales (SATCO)
Registration: OB-R-577
C/n / msn: 33724
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Saguancancha (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Tarapoto Airport (TPP/SPST), Peru
Narrative:
Crashed in mountainous terrain.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 21 Mar 1965
» La Nacion 20 March 1965, p17


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Distance from Lima-Callao International Airport to Tarapoto Airport as the crow flies is 616 km (385 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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