2015-10-23 Peruvian Boeing 737-300 gear collapse at Cuzco

2015-10-23 Peruvian Boeing 737-300 gear collapse at Cuzco

2015-10-23 Peruvian Boeing 737-300 gear collapse at Cuzco


On landing at Cuzco the 737 suffered a gear collapse causing significant damage and leaving it disabled on the runway.

Peruvian Airlines flight 216 from Lima-Callao Airport was about to slow down on runway 28 at Cuzco-Alejandro Velasco AStete Airport when its right maingear suddenly gave way.

The right wing and right engine dropped and came into ground contact.

The incident happened while the aircraft has reached taxi speed. The aircraft was unable to taxi on under its own power and became disabled, blocking the only runway at Cuzco for hours.

The passengers were evacuated via emergency slides but there were no reports about any injuries among passengers or crew.


Date: 2015-10-23 Time: 11:30
Location: SPZO CUZ Cuzco
Country: Peru
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: P9 216
From: SPIM/LIM: Lima-Callao To: SPZO/CUZ: Cuzco
Type: Passenger
Operator: Peruvian Airlines

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-300
Registration: OB-2040-P
Age a/c: 25,5 years
Constr. No.: 24329

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 120
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 200th safety occurence of type (B737-300)
  • 5th safety occurence at Cuzco Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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