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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Date:Sunday 2 October 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Faucett
Registration: OB-PAZ-228
MSN: 10277
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Viñac (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ/SPZO), Peru
Narrative:
Crashed in mountainous terrain during an attempted emergency landing following an engine fire.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 67
» Air Britain Casualty compendium pt. 64


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Distance from Lima-Limatambo Airport to Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport as the crow flies is 572 km (357 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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Douglas DC-4

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