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October 3, 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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October 20, 1996 | GLEN JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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?"
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October 3, 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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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.
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October 20, 1996 | GLEN JOHNSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
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?"
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March 23, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC and JOHN GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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November 5, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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October 25, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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October 26, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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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.
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October 26, 1988 | From Reuters
A Peruvian passenger jet crashed Tuesday shortly after takeoff high in the Andes, killing 11 people, including an American, officials said. Peruvian Transport Minister Camilo Carrillo Gomez put the death toll at 11. Earlier, a local doctor and a municipal official gave fatality figures ranging from 15 to 22, with about 50 people injured, some seriously.
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