Aer Caribe AN32 at Iquitos on Oct 14th 2020, veered off the runway

Last Update: November 18, 2020 / 20:33:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 14, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aer Caribe

Departure
Lima, Perú

Destination
Iquitos, Perú

Aircraft Registration
OB-2120P

ICAO Type Designator
AN32

An Aer Caribe Antonov AN-32, registration OB-2120P performing a cargo flight from Lima to Iquitos (Peru) with 4 crew, was on approach to Iquitos's runway 06 at about 13:21L (18:21Z) but reported mechanical problems with the landing gear. The aircraft subsequently ended up at the side of the runway, broke up and burst into flames. The 4 crew were rescued and taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The aircraft was destroyed.

Peru's Government announced OB-2120P on a cargo flight from Lima to Iquitos suffered a mistake at Iquitos during landing.

On Nov 18th 2020 Ukraine's NBAAI reported they have appointed an accredited representative to join the investigation led by Peru's accident investigation. The aircraft approached runway 06, touched down on the runway about 1225 meters past the runway threshold, the crew turned off the "PROPS STOP Switch", which caused a gradual and uncontrolled turn to the left, the aircraft went off the paved surface of the runway about 250 meters after touchdown/1475 meters past the runway threshold, crossed a drainage ditch resulting in the destruction and separation of the right hand halfwing, the right hand engine, the right hand main gear and the outbreak of fire. The 4 crew (no passengers on board) were taken to a hospital for examination. Airport Rescue put the fire out.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 14, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aer Caribe

Departure
Lima, Perú

Destination
Iquitos, Perú

Aircraft Registration
OB-2120P

ICAO Type Designator
AN32

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