On August 2, 1997, about 2320 central daylight time, a Boeing 757-200, N14114, registered to Continental Airlines Inc., had a passenger mishap during boarding near Lima, Peru. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a IFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was not damaged. The crew of 8, and 14I passengers were not injured. One passenger was fatally injured. The flight was originating at the time en route to Newark, New Jersey.

According to Continental Airlines, an 86-year-old male passenger was assisted in his wheelchair to board the airplane up the rear portable stairs by a gate agent. The passenger was instructed to remain at the top of the steps while the gate agent loaded his wheelchair in the cargo bin. The passenger continued walking into the airplane, through the aft galley, then through the catering door, falling to the tarmac, between the catering truck and the airplane. The passenger was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The investigation is within the jurisdiction of the government of Peru. This report is for informational purposes only and contains information collected for or released by the government of Peru. For additional information contact:

Direccion General De Transporte Lima, Peru Telephone: (011) 511-433-3166

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