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World IN BRIEF : PERU

Jetliner Crashes; All 70 Aboard Die

October 03, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

A Boeing 757-200 belonging to the Peruvian airline Aeroperu crashed off the Pacific Coast north of Lima, killing all 70 passengers and crew members on board. The Peruvian government blamed computer problems on the plane for the accident, which claimed victims from 11 countries. Aeroperu cited "technical failures" without elaborating.

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