LANSA Flight 501

LANSA Flight 501Wednesday April 27, 1966
Crashed 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.

Crash Details

DateWednesday April 27, 1966
LocationTomas, Peru
Passengers43
Crew6
Fatalities49
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed 749A Constellation
OperatorLANSA
RegistrationOB-R-771
Flight OriginLima
Flight Destination Cuzco
Tomas, Peru
LANSA
Lockheed 749A Constellation
1966