October 27, 1988
Peru's state-owned airline, Aeroperu, denied charges that its jetliner was poorly maintained and overloaded when it crashed in the southern Andes, killing 12 and injuring 56. But Vice President Luis Alberto Sanchez called for the airline to be reorganized while other officials demanded the resignation of members of the board of directors. At the same time, the U.S. Embassy in Lima said Aeroperu mistakenly identified one of the dead, Douglas Harris, as American.
October 20, 1996 |
Shortly before his Aeroperu Boeing 757 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, pilot Erick Schreiber complained that he had lost all of his navigation instruments. "The computers have gone crazy," he said. "I don't have any instruments," Schreiber told the control tower in Lima, according to an official who heard the tape early this month. Moments later, he said: "What's happening? What altitude am I at? Why is my ground crash alarm on? Am I over land or sea?"
March 23, 1992 |
A USAir commuter jet attempting to take off from La Guardia Airport in a heavy snowstorm cartwheeled down the runway, burst into flames and tumbled into Flushing Bay on Sunday night. Police said at least 20 people were killed and dozens more were injured, many of them seriously.
October 25, 1988 |
A Peruvian state-owned airliner carrying 69 passengers crashed today high in the Andes, killing 19 people and injuring 50, the airline president said. The Aeroperu plane split in two when it crashed shortly after takeoff near the city of Juliaca, 540 miles southeast of Lima, airline President Jose Guerra said. Guerra did not give identities or nationalities of the victims, but said several were foreigners. Several of the injured had severe burns, he said.
November 5, 1996 |
A Peruvian jetliner crashed into the Pacific Ocean because workers forgot to remove duct tape they had put over key sensors while cleaning the outside of the plane, NBC News reported. The Aeroperu Boeing 757 crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after taking off from the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Oct. 2. All 70 people on board were killed.
October 26, 1988 |
An Aeroperu plane carrying 69 people crashed seconds after takeoff from an Andes airport Tuesday, and officials said 12 people were killed, including an American and three Europeans. An Aeroperu spokesman said 56 people were injured and one person was missing. Survivors said there was an explosion aboard the Dutch-built Fokker just after it departed from the Manco Capac airport at Juliaca, about 540 miles southeast of Lima.