On March 28, 1997, about 0803 eastern standard time, a Beech E-90, N90DA, registered to a private individual, landed short of the runway at Huaypetue Airport, Choque, Peru, while on a foreign air taxi flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the airline transport-rated pilot and six passengers were not injured. The flight originated from Cuzco, Peru, the same day, about 0700.

Civil Aviation Authorities stated that while on approach to land the pilot misjudged the distance from the runway and touched down short of the runway. Postcrash examination of the aircraft showed no evidence of precrash mechanical failure or malfunction.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Peru. Any further information may be obtained from:

Direccion General De Transporte (DGTA) Avenida 28 De Julio No. 800 Lima, Peru Telephone: 511-433-3166

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Peru.

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