LANSA Flight 501

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LANSA Flight 501
Accident summary
Date 27 April 1966
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site Mount Talaula, Tomas District, Peru
Passengers 43
Crew 6
Fatalities 49
Aircraft type Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operator LANSA
Registration OB-R-771
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.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Flight 501 crashed into Mount Talaula". 1966-04-27. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Report Andes Plane Crash". Chicago Tribune. 1966-04-28. Retrieved 2017-05-03.