16 Years ago today: On 9 January 2003 a Peruvian TANS Fokker F-28 collided with a mountain while on approach to Chachapoyas, Peru, killing all 46 occupants.

Date:Thursday 9 January 2003
Time:ca 08:45
Type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Nacionales de la Selva – TANS
C/n / msn:11100
First flight:1975-11-13 (27 years 2 months)
Engines:Rolls-Royce Spey 555-15
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chachapoyas (   Peru)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chiclayo-Capitan FAP Jose Abelardo Quiñones Airport (CIX/SPHI), Peru
Destination airport:Chachapoyas Airport (CHH/SPPY), Peru

TANS Flight 222 departed Lima for a scheduled flight to Chachapoyas with an intermediate stop at Chiclayo. It departed Chiclayo at 08:17 and climbed to its assigned cruising altitude of FL190, which was reached approx. ten minutes after takeoff. The F-28 followed the V-3 airway, heading 075deg until 08:32. The crew then turned to the left heading 060deg, maintaining FL190 until 08:36. The flight then descended to FL130. After reaching that altitude five minutes later, the crew extended the speedbrakes in order to decelerate from 280 knots to 210 knots. Fifty seconds later, with the speedbrakes still extended, the crew turned to a heading of 135deg, aligning the plane with Chachapoyas’ runway 13. The turn was accomplished in 45 seconds with a 30deg bank angle course change in 45 seconds. Shortly afterwards the Fellowship struck Cerro Coloque at an altitude of 10350 feet. Rescue workers found the wreckage two days after the crash.
Until 1995 this F-28 was used as the Peruvian Presidential plane.