Date & Time: Dec 22, 1979 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo
Landing (descent or approach)
Pucallpa - Puerto Esperanza
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to Puerto Esperenza on a flight from Pucallpa, the crew encountered very bad weather conditions with thunderstorm activity. The airplane went out of control and crashed in a jungle located about 30 km from Puerto Esperenza Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 29 occupants were killed.
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of severe in-flight turbulences.