LIMA -- A Peruvian Air Force search party found Saturday the wreckage of a Peruvian aircraft that crashed Friday with 31 people on board.
The wreckage was discovered in a mountainous zone usually covered by thick mist, and there are not believed to be any survivors.
The crash occurred some 200 miles (320 km) northeast of Lima in a forested region south of the town of Tingo Maria, Huanaco province.
The Russian-made YAK-40 belonging to the Peruvian airline Expreso Aereo was reported missing Friday afternoon after leaving Tingo Maria and failing to arrive at Lima's international airport.
It apparently crashed into the mountainside some 30 minutes after take-off. There were 31 people on board, including five crew members.
The airline had taken delivery of the imported plane only a week earlier. Its pilot and flight engineer are reported to have been Russians.