Airplane Crash - Tomas, Peru 04/27/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tomas, Peru


Date04/27/1966
Time08:05
LocationTomas, Peru
OperatorLANSA
Flight #501
RouteLima - Cuzco
TypeLockheed 749A Constellation
RegistrationOB-R-771
Cn/In2521
Aboard49
Fatalities49
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into 12,600 ft. Mt. Talsula. Pilot error. Incorrectly selected the route. Incorrectly calculated the climb performance of the aircraft in relation to its total weight of takeoff. Underestimated the elevation of peaks he had to clear along the route.

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