On December 23, 2001, at 1850 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 337D twin-engine airplane, N24EG, was destroyed upon collision with terrain while descending near Piura, in the Republic of Peru. The commercial pilot, co-pilot, and the mechanic on board were fatally injured. The airplane was owed and operated by Aero Urbe of Pucalpa, Peru. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight, for which an IFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Pucalpa Airport at 1524, with Piura as its intended destination. The airplane failed to arrive at its intended destination and a search was initiated. The wreckage of the airplane (serial number 337-1055) was located 5 days later on the side of a mountain.

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

Republica del Peru
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones
Avenida 28 de Julio # 800.
Lima-1, Peru

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Peru.

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