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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Datum:Samstag 31 Januar 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Transportes Aéreos Litoral
Kennzeichen: CP-825
Werknummer: 22541
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cerro Vizcachuna (   Peru)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Arica Airport (ACM), Kolumbien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
When reaching cruising level, the no. 2 engine failed. With the no. 1 engine at max power, an emergency descent for Arica or Tacna was made. Due to problems with the remaining engine, an emergency landing had to be made on the summit of the Vizcachuna mountain. While preparing for the forced landing, the aircraft struck a cliff at 12000 feet and crashed.
CAUSE: Incorrect maintenance on no. 2 engine.



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