Faucett Crash in Peru
What: Faucett Boeing 737-222 en route from Lima to Arequipa Peru
Where: Mountainous terrain 2.5 miles west of runway 9
When: February 29, 1996
Who: 117 passengers, 2 flight crew, 4 cabin crew
Why: Faucett flight 251, Boeing 737-222 crashed about 2015 eastern standard time on VOR?DME approach to runway 9 at Rodriguez Ballon Airport, Arequipa Peru. The flight was en route from Lima International and had 117 passengers, 2 flught crew, 4 cabin crew, all fatally injured. The flight crew made no indication to problems to ATC and impactd near the top of a ridge 2.5 miles west of runway 9 The main fuselage carried over the initial ridge and impacted ner the top of the second ridge 1/3 mile east. The empennage fell to an arroyo in between. Factors that contributed to the crash were poor night time visibility, darkness and the heavy fog.