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Date:Wednesday 21 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Fuerza Aérea del Peru - FAP
Registration: FAP-329
MSN: 52
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Total:Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tarma (   Peru)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Ramon/Capitan Alvarino Airport (SPRM), Peru
Destination airport:Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
The DHC-5D Buffalo impacted a mountainside. The aircraft was heavily loaded with tropical timber and civil passengers. It departed Pucallpa on a flight to Lima with an en route stop at San Ramon.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Jorge Merino
» NRC Handelsblad 23.6.1989
» Manila Standard 24 June 1989, p14


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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 San Ramon/Capitan Alvarino Airport to Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (135 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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