Date & Time: May 8, 1964 at 2020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Landing (descent or approach)
Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Antofagasta – Lima
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While approaching Lima-Callao Airport by night, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions. The four engine aircraft was too low and struck a sand dune located 15 km short of runway threshold. Two children and a crew member survived while 46 other occupants were killed. The flight was operated by the Argentinian Air Force on behalf of the Correo Aéreo Militar al Exterior (CAME).
For unknown reason, the pilot-in-command continued the approach below the glide.