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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from San Ramón (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Inca Airport (SPTI), Peru
Destination airport:San Ramon/Capitan Alvarino Airport (SPRM), Peru
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo operated by the Peruvian Air Force went missing in the Junin Department. The wreckage was located on March 10, 1973. The airplane had impacted a mountainside.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 14-3-1973
» La Nación 3 March 1973, p26
» La Nación 18 March 1973, p26


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Distance from Puerto Inca Airport to San Ramon/Capitan Alvarino Airport as the crow flies is 198 km (124 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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