Within the framework of the investigations being carried out by the Aviation Accident Investigation Commission (CIAA) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), and in view of the dissemination of a series of audio recordings from the day of the accident that occurred on November 18, LAP informs the public opinion of the following:
- According to Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO “Investigation of Aviation Accidents and Incidents”, the Peruvian State, through the CIAA, the MTC and the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), is obliged to protect and guard the evidence collected regarding an aviation accident. Access to these tests is only the responsibility of specialized instances.
- In this sense, the dissemination that has been made of an audio containing a coordination between the Control Tower and LAP is “illegal”. On the other hand, this audio is edited, which seeks to generate confusion before public opinion and the different authorities that have been investigating these events.
- Faced with this situation, LAP demands:
a) That the MTC guarantee to continue with due process and demand that CORPAC, as owner of the audios, and the CIAA, as protector and custodian of the accident evidence, guarantee that no more information leaks occur and ensure the integrity of tests.
b) That the MTC initiate an investigation in order to identify those responsible for the leaks and illegal manipulation of audios that constitute the subject of investigation.
- LAP ratifies its commitment and respect for the legal framework that governs accident investigations; and reiterates its absolute willingness and collaboration with the authorities, so that all investigations are carried out with absolute objectivity to achieve a real clarification of the facts.
Callao, November 26, 2022