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Date:Thursday 18 June 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-392
MSN: 5805
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:40 km (25 mls) SE of Saposoa Airport (SQU) (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Destination airport:Saposoa Airport (SQU/SPOA), Peru
The Antonov An-26 transport aircraft impacted a mountainside while on a flight from Lima to Iquitos via Saposoa, Peru. The wreckage was located on a steep incline, on June 27, nine days after the accident.
All 40 passengers, mostly civilians and the six-man crew were killed in the crash.

» Aviation Letter 248
» Scramble 9:2
» Soviet Transports
» Joplin Globe, June 28, 1987 (Page 8)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport to Saposoa Airport as the crow flies is 562 km (351 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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