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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:woensdag 4 augustus 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Rutas Internacionales Peruanes SA - RIPSA
Registratie: OB-R-769
Constructienummer: 10826
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) NE of Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panama)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
The C-54 cargo plane was operating on a flight from Iquitos, Peru to Miami with intermediate stops at Cali and Panama City. The cargo of wild animals was loaded and the plane departed Iquitos at 13:25 GMT, landing at Cali four hours later. The plane was refueled and repairs were carried out on the no. 2 and 3 engines before it departed at 21:20 GMT. It arrived at Panama City at 23:20 and after refuelling the flight took off from runway 03 at 23:33 local time. During takeoff a malfunction occurred in the no. 2 engine, resulting in a fire in the accessory section of the engine. The fire intensified because oil or fuel leaked from severed lines. The fire and a fuel tank explosion destroyed some of the control surfaces, causing the plane to descend uncontrollably. The plane struck a mahogany tree at a height of about 70 feet and then several others before coming to rest 2,5 miles NE of runway 03.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Commission of Inquiry decided that this accident was probably caused by faulty maintenance."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (168-170)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Panama City-Tocumen International Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 1852 km (1158 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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