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Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Huánuco

Date & Time: Nov 5, 2010 at 1423 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N115GS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lima - Huánuco
MSN:
AC-715
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
LCB1331
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7590
Captain / Total hours on type:
553.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5348
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2050
Aircraft flight hours:
24342
Aircraft flight cycles:
32730
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight, crew continued the approached while the aircraft was unstabilized. On touch down on runway 07, aircraft bounced twice when the crew retracted the landing gear. Aircraft landed on its belly and slid for 600 meters before coming to rest. All nine occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Erroneous retraction of the landing gear following 2 bounces on the runway due to an unstabilized final approach and poor crew resource management.
Contributing factors were:
- Although the descent and landing checklists were followed, the crew did not review stabilized approach criteria or procedures for a possible controlled flight into terrain and did not take into consideration the possibility of any go around procedure
- several call-outs were non-standard while others were missing
- descent was continued under visual flight rules, approach was unstabilized and not detected by crew
- speed was too high on touch down while the power levers were not into idle position
- lack of corrective action on part of the crew when the aircraft was bouncing
- Loss of situational awareness led to the retraction of the landing gear.

Crash of a Douglas C-54A-5-DC Skymaster near Huánuco: 67 killed

Date & Time: Dec 8, 1967 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-R-148
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lima – Huánuco – Las Palmas
MSN:
10284
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
61
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
67
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Huánuco-Alferez David Figueroa Fernandini Airport, while climbing to an altitude of 10,000 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Montañas de Carpish Mountain Range, some 50 km north of Huánuco. The wreckage was found few hours later about 30 meters below the summit. The aircraft was destroyed and all 67 occupants were killed, among them 45 Peruvians, 5 French, 2 Britons ,5 Italians, 2 Belgians and 8 US citizens. They were on their way to the Tingo Maria National Park located west of Las Palmas.

Crash of a Douglas C-53D-DO near Tingo Maria: 18 killed

Date & Time: Feb 4, 1962 at 1005 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OB-PBH-530
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Huánuco – Pucallpa
MSN:
7331
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight between the towns of Huánuco and Pucallpa with 3 crew members and 15 passengers aboard. The aircraft, which was flying at a height of 15,000 feet was operating normally up to 0955LT at which time the pilot reported by radio that the aircraft was returning to Huánuco because of bad weather. There was no further communication from the aircraft. Eye-witnesses reported that the aircraft was seen 'falling and revolving in its descent' and they also stated they heard the noise of the engines 'accelerating in a burst of power' just before the aircraft struck the ground near the base of a hill. The time of the accident was approximately 1005LT. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 18 occupants have been killed.
Probable cause:
For undetermined reasons, the port elevator separated from the aircraft in flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-15-DK in Huanuco: 22 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1949 at 1100 LT
Operator:
Registration:
OB-PAV-223
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Lima – Huánuco – Pucallpa
MSN:
15374/26819
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
While approaching Huánuco in foggy conditions, the aircraft hit the slope of Cerro Carpicho, killing all 22 occupants.