Accident Douglas O-38P 2-VG-.,
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Date:Tuesday 21 February 1933
Type:Douglas O-38P
Owner/operator:Cuerpo Aeronáutico del Perú (CAP)
Registration: 2-VG-.
MSN: 114.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Alto Marañíon -   Peru
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Paita (Piura)
Destination airport:Iquitos (Loreto)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Emergency landing of three O-38P in bad weather on Rio Nieva during transferring to Iquitos during the Colombian-Peru border conflict. One crashed into trees while attempting to take-off again from the rising river. Alférez Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón (26) and mechanic Alvarino Espejo were injured. Ballón died of injuries 21 FEB 1933, afternoon.

Note: The emergency landings and the crash date seems to be earlier in the February 1933, (1) before 13 FEB.
(2) The report of a crash of two "Douglas"... "newly aquired from US" during the ferry flight and "two (or three) pilots killed", was denied by the Peruvian Government.


El Deber (Arequipa) 6 May 1933, p6
Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón
(1) El Tiempo 13 February 1933, p1
(2) El Deber (Arequipa) 16 February 1933, p1

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02-Dec-2023 10:14 TB Added

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