Zone

Crash of an Antonov AN-32A in Iquitos

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2020 at 1321 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-2120-P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lima - iquitos
MSN:
18 05
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 06 at Iquitos-Coronel Francisco Secada Vignetta Airport, the aircraft went out of control and veered off runway to the left. It contacted small trees and bushes, lost its right wing and came to rest 100 metres to the left of the runway, broken in two. A fire erupted but was quickly extinguished. All four crew members were slightly injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I in Intuto

Date & Time: Jan 9, 2009 at 1315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EP-858
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Intuto - Iquitos
MSN:
208-0246
YOM:
1996
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from the Tigre River in Intuto, the single engine seaplane stalled and crashed. All 8 occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-282 in Andoas: 75 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1998 at 2130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAP-351
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquitos - Andoas
MSN:
23041
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
80
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
75
Captain / Total flying hours:
16901
Copilot / Total flying hours:
12066
Aircraft flight hours:
37129
Aircraft flight cycles:
23935
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Iquitos to Andoas on behalf of the Occidental Petroleum Company, carrying eight crew members and 80 employees of this company and their subcontractors. While descending to Andoas-Alferez FAP Alfredo Vladimir Sara Bauer Airport by night, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with rains falls and limited visibility. On final, the aircraft descended below the glide, collided with trees and crashed in a dense wooded area located 5 km short of runway 12. First rescuers arrived on site three hours later. Thirteen occupants included two crew members were seriously injured while 75 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
For undetermined reasons, the crew descended below the minimum safe altitude during an approach in IMC conditions until the aircraft impacted the ground.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 near El Estrecho: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1992
Operator:
Registration:
OB-1153
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquitos – El Estrecho
MSN:
316
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
En route from Iquitos to El Estrecho, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing on the Río Algodón when the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a dense wooded area, about 22 km south of El Estrecho. Both pilots and six passengers were killed while 13 other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8-33AF in Iquitos

Date & Time: Mar 28, 1992
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OB-1456
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
45272
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Iquitos-Coronel Francisco Secada Vignetta runway 06, the crew started the braking procedure when, at a speed of about 100 knots, the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All six occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the nose gear due to the fracture of the upper cap of the nose gear shock strut which in turn led to the failure of the control arms of the down lock safety mechanism.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8-32 in Iquitos

Date & Time: Aug 10, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-T-1316
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lima - Iquitos
MSN:
45384
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft landed too far down a wet runway at Iquitos-Coronel Francisco Secada Vignetta Airport. After touchdown, the crew started the braking procedure but the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen meters further. All four crew members evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew who landed the aircraft too far down the runway, reducing the landing distance available. At the time of the accident, the runway was wet, which was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8-33F in Iquitos: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N715UA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lima - Iquitos
MSN:
45386/62
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On approach to Iquitos-Coronel Francisco Secada Vignetta Airport, the crew encountered limited visibility due to poor weather conditions. He failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck trees and crashed in a jungle located few km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.