Date & Time: Mar 29, 1998 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Tumbes - Piura
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was engaged in an humanitarian flight from Tumbes to Piura, evacuating flood victims. The aircraft departed Tumbes-Pedro Canga Rodríguez on a flight to Piura with 50 passengers and five crew members on board. On final approach to Piura-Capitán Guillermo Concha Iberico Airport, the right engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crashed on the shore of an irrigation canal located less than 400 metres short of runway 01. The aircraft broke in two and was destroyed, killing 28 occupants.
Failure of the right engine for unknown reasons. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was heavily loaded.