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Crash of a Cessna 411 in Uyuni: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2003 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-1885
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Uyuni-Oruro
MSN:
411-0191
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, one of both engines rpm decreased and the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200C Super King Air in Uncía: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1995
Operator:
Registration:
EB-002
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
BL-33
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
After takeoff, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a huge explosion near the runway end. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-440-86 Metropolitan in Cerdas

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1975
Registration:
CP-1078
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
415
YOM:
1957
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane belly landed at Cerdas Airport for unknown reason. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6A in San Juan

Date & Time: Feb 6, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-947
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
44076/391
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from San Juan Airport, the crew informed ground that the engine n°4 caught fire and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. Following a normal approach, the airplane landed properly but after a course of 950 meters, it went out of control and veered off runway to the right. While contacting soft ground, the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest. All four crew members escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
Fire on engine n°4 during initial climb for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46 Commando in San Francisco

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
TI-1065
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During initial climb, the left engine lost power. The captain decided to return for a safe landing. While completing a last turn to join the approach path, the left engine exploded and caught fire. As the airplane was losing height, the captain attempted an emergency landing in a field located few km short of runway. Both pilots were quickly evacuated while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the left engine exploded and caught fire due to the failure of the carburetor. It is believed that the failure of the left engine and its components may be the consequence of an overloaded aircraft.