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Huánuco

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 Yakovlev Yak-40 in Tingo Maria: 31 killed

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1994 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OB-1559
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Juanjui-Tocache-Tingo Maria-Lima
MSN:
9 64 09 50
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
OD028
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
31

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise in Uchiza

Date & Time: Jul 10, 1991 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
OB-1219
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Uchiza-Lima
MSN:
0730
YOM:
1978
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Lockheed L-188A Electra near Puerto Inca: 91 killed

Date & Time: Dec 24, 1971 at 1236 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-R-941
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Lima - Pucallpa - Iquitos
MSN:
1086
YOM:
1959
Flight number:
LP508
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
86
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
91
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 21,000 feet on a flight from Lima to Pucallpa, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity and severe turbulences. It appears that lightning struck the right wing that caught fire and later detached. As the pilot-in-command attempted to stabilize the airplane, turbulences caused a structural failure of the left wing. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed in flames in a jungle located in a mountainous area in the region of Puerto Inca. Debris and dead bodies were found in a large area. A female passenger aged 17, Juliane Koepcke, was ejected at impact and was the only survivor. Despite her injuries (a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury), she walked away for 10 days and was eventually rescued by lumbermen.
Probable cause:
In-flight loss of control in bad weather conditions following structural failure of the left wing and fire of the right wing due to thunderstorm and severe turbulences.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382B-8C Hercules in Cayaya

Date & Time: Jul 16, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-PWO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4197
YOM:
1967
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Cayaya Airport was initiated in heavy rain falls and limited visibility. On short final, the airplane was too low and the right wing struck the ground and was torn off. Out of control, the airplane crashed onto the runway and came to rest. All four crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Error on the part of the pilot in deciding to land in adverse weather conditions. The lack of assistance from ATC personnel at the airport was considered as a contributing factor.

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: