Airplane Crash - Near Moyobamba, Peru 04/20/1972

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Moyobamba, Peru


Date04/20/1972
LocationNear Moyobamba, Peru
OperatorSATCO
TypeDouglas C-47D
RegistrationOB-R-653
Cn/In17102/34369
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane struck a mountain in poor weather conditions. The pilot elected to use a cruising altitude lower than stipulated in order to save time and continue flying in VFR conditions.

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