LANSA Flight 501
|Date||27 April 1966|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||Mount Talaula, Tomas District, Peru|
|Aircraft type||Lockheed L-749A Constellation|
|Flight origin||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
|Destination||Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport|
LANSA Flight 501 was a domestic flight from Lima to Cusco operated by a Lockheed L-749 Constellation aircraft registration OB-R-771. On 27 April 1966 flight 501 crashed into a mountain side in Tomas District.
The plane radioed a distress call 10 minutes after takeoff. At least four Americans, two Swiss, one Canadian, three Germans and one Spaniard were on board. Three of the Americans were Peace Corp volunteers.
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