Saturday, June 20, 2009
"The case in which searchers failed to get either black box was that of a Boeing 727 owned by Faucett, a Peruvian airline, that crashed off Newfoundland in 1990, apparently because of lack of fuel, killing all 16 aboard." New York Times, by Alexei Barrionuevo and Matthew L. Wald.
This Faucett-owned airplane, OB-1303, had just finished being wet-leased to Air Malta. It crashed during its flight back to Peru according to a contemporaneous account in Flight International and the New York Times.
There is some internet speculation about the cause of the plane's crash - and it is noteworthy that The Times uses "apparently" as the investigation is inconclusive as there was no evidence of the downed aircraft.