Crash of a Cessna 340A in Santa Cruz

Date & Time: Oct 28, 2018 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N5224J
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz - Manaus
MSN:
340A-1035
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was engaged in a humanitarian flight from Bolivia to Brazil, carrying one passenger and a pilot. Shortly after takeoff from a little private airstrip located in the suburb of Santa Cruz, the crew was supposed to land at Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport before continuing to Manaus, Brazil. After takeoff, the crew encountered engine problems (power issue) and decided to return for an emergency landing when the airplane struck trees and belly landed in a grassy area located in Barrio Lindo. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Riberalta: 8 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2013 at 1556 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2754
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trinidad - Riberalta
MSN:
AC-721B
YOM:
1989
Flight number:
AEK025
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight, crew started the descent to Riberalta Airport in poor weather conditions. After touch down, aircraft went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest inverted in flames. At least eight passengers were killed. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire.
Probable cause:
According to first evidences, it appears that aircraft landed long on runway 14 (1,830 meters long). Thus, the available distance was insufficient for a safe braking procedure and aircraft overrun before coming to rest upside down in flames.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU in Santa Cruz: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 21, 2012 at 0813 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1319
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santa Cruz - Cobija
MSN:
22428
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
29080
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a training mission from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru Airport to Cobija-E. Beltram Airport. Shortly after take off from runway 16, crew decided to return and commenced an approach to runway 16. Approximately 200 metres short of runway, captain started a go around procedure but aircraft stalled and crashed. Three crew were killed as the fourth occupant was injured. Built in 1945, the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. At the time of the accident, visibility was reduced to three km with rain falls.
Probable cause:
Accident was caused by an inadvertent aerodynamic stall at low height on short final to runway 16. The board of investigation was not able to determine the exact cause of the stall.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Trinidad: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2011 at 1855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2548
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santa Cruz-Trinidad
MSN:
BC-768B
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
AEK238
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1500
Circumstances:
On approach to runway 14 at Trinidad Airport, crew encountered low visibility due to smoke coming from forest fire. For unknown reasons, aircraft went out of control and crashed in a jungle area located eight kilometres from airport. SAR arrived on scene three days later and a passenger was found alive while all eight other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227DC Metro III in La Paz

Date & Time: Feb 27, 2011 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2473
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Borja - Rurrenabaque
MSN:
DC-842B
YOM:
1993
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Rurrenabaque, crew encountered problem with landing gear which failed to lock down. All three green lights were not on. Captain decided to divert to La Paz-El Alto airport. After touch down, left main gear failed and the aircraft veered off runway to the left before coming to rest. All eight occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 727-200 in Trinidad

Date & Time: Feb 1, 2008 at 1035 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2429
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz-Cobija
MSN:
22475/1690
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
151
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Cobija airport, the crew decided to divert to Trinidad due to bad weather conditions. While approaching Trinidad-Jorge Heinrich Arauz airport, pilots decided to perform an emergency landing few km short of runway, probably due to fuel exhaustion. All 159 occupants escaped unhurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair : all landing gears and both wings were sheared off.

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Guayaramerin: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 2006 at 1137 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAB-91
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Riberalta-Guayaramerin
MSN:
10580
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
FAB091
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Riberalta-General Buech Airport at 1123LT. The crew was informed about heavy rain fall on Guayaramerin and on landing, the aircraft left the runway, lost its undercarriage and both wings and came to rest. An 80 years old men died few hours later.

Crash of a Learjet 35 in La Paz, Bolivia: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2006 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-21
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
La Paz-Santa Cruz-Parana
MSN:
35-115
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was flying back to Parana (Argentina) with an intermediate stop at Santa Cruz with 3 military and 3 technicians and board. They were sent to La Paz to deliver humanitarian aid after important flood in Bolivia. Few minutes after takeoff, the aircraft crashed in an open field located 20 km from La Paz-El Alto airport. It seems that the technicians made small maintenance on the aircraft prior to departure and that a mechanical failure occured after takeoff.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Trinidad

Date & Time: Feb 22, 2005 at 2026 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAB-73
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trinidad-Cochabamba
MSN:
170
YOM:
1954
Flight number:
FAB73
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
45
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft suffered engine problems and the crew elected to make a safe landing in an open field. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and 28 passengers were injured.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Colquiri

Date & Time: Jan 21, 2005 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2412
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
La Paz-Sucre
MSN:
208-0897
YOM:
2001
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The single engine aircraft hit the slope of Mount Huaricollo, near Colquiri, 45 minutes after its takeoff from La Paz bound for Sucre. The accident occurred in thick fog. Aerodynamic stall due to icing conditions.