A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (OB-1740) of the Peruvian airline Aerocondor made a forced landing on the Panamericana Sur highway. The pilot was forced to return to the airport because of technical problems, but had to carry out a forced landing on the highway. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot and twelve tourists were not injured.
Aerocondor was established in 1975 and it was a pioneer of flying over the famour Nasca lines in Peru. Its fleet consists of smaller turboprop planes, such as Fokker 20s and 50s, Antonov AN24s and 26s, Cessnas, Beechcrafts and Boeing 737-200s. All of them are relatively old.
Cessna 208B – Grand Caravan
Crew: 1-2 (Aircraft is certified for single pilot operation)
Length: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
Wingspan: 52 ft 1 in (15.88 m)
Height: 14 ft 2 in (4.32 m)
Wing area: 279.4 ft² (26 m²)
Empty weight: 4570 lb (2078 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 8750 lb (3970 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114 McCauley, 675 hp (505 kW
Maximum speed: 171 mph (324 km/h)
Range: 1080 nautical miles (2000 km)
Rate of climb: 770 ft/min (3.9 m/s)