Aviation Photo #1329598 Convair 440-40 Metropolitan - Aero Norte

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Once well-known in Europe as Finnair's OH-LRF from new in 1957, this Convair was written off ferrying to Bolivia as CP-2256 for SASA on 13.9.93. Two hours after take-off from Lima, the crew realised that the magnetic compass was broken. Due to low fog the crew were not able get a visual fix so they climbed to FL180 to locate the Cordillera Mountain range. When the engines started to backfire, a belly landing was safely made in open countryside
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    Richard Vandervord
    Aero Norte
    Convair 440-40 Metropolitan
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Lima - Callao / Jorge Chavez International
    March 1992
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