Aeroperu flight 603 takes off from Lima at night but its airspeed and altitude indicators malfunction and the Boeing 757 crashes into the Pacific west of Peru on October 2nd 1996 killing all 70 souls on board. Official Cause: Maintenance failure. The aircraft's three static ports were obstructed by masking tape. Written by
17 September 2003 (Canada)
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The Air Traffic Control clears the flight for take-off on Runway 15, then the aircraft takes off from Runway 17 (that doesn't exist at Lima's airport). See more