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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 De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 off in Caballococha

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2012 at 1130 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAP-317
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquitos - Caballococha
MSN:
324
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The seaplane landed hard in the Caballococha's Laguna. Upon landing on water, the right float was torn off, the aircraft overturned and sank. All 11 occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was performing a flight from Iquitos on behalf of the 42nd Group of the Peruvian Air Force.

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 Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Iquitos

Date & Time: Apr 7, 2008 at 1245 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAP-320/OB-1165
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iquitos - Iquitos
MSN:
720
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was completing a local training flight at Iquitos-Moronacocha Airport, carrying five pilots. On short final, the single engine airplane lost height, struck the ground and crashed near the runway threshold. All five occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Iquitos

Date & Time: Aug 22, 1998
Operator:
Registration:
FAP322
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
723
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
2874
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Iquitos-Moronacocha Airport, while climbing, the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in the Moronacocha River bed. Both passengers escaped uninjured while both pilots were injured. The aircraft had also the civil registration OB-1167.

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 Harbin Yunsunji Y-12-II in Iquitos: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 4, 1995 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OB-1498
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Iquitos - Iquitos
MSN:
0049
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight on behalf of the Peruvian Air Force. Shortly after takeoff from Moronacocha Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed, bursting into flames. All three crew members were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Lake Caballococha: 8 killed

Date & Time: Oct 21, 1992
Operator:
Registration:
OB-1155
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
379
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
While approaching Caballococha, the seaplane suffered an engine failure. The crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in Lake Caballococha. Three occupants were injured and eight others killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

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.