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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 Rockwell Sabreliner 40R in Culiacán Rosales: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 30, 2006 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-TNP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Paz-Culiacan Rosales
MSN:
265-62
YOM:
1962
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The crew was performing a cargo flight from La Paz (Mexico) to Culiacan Rosales, Mexico. On final approach, the aircraft stalled and crashed on houses located less than one km from runway threshold. Both pilots were killed upon impact and several houses were destroyed by fire but no one injured on ground. It is not yet confirmed but it seems that the crew tried to perform acrobatic manoeuvres on final approach.

Crash of a Learjet 35 in La Paz: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2006 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-21
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
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 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.

Crash of a Cessna 425 Conquest in San Jose: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 6, 2002 at 1035 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N444JV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Jose-La Paz
MSN:
425-0013
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
4987
Aircraft flight hours:
4315

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in La Paz, Bolivia

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2001 at 1647 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-2395
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz-Rurrenabaque
MSN:
208-0842
YOM:
2000
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Trinidad

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1997 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2321
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trinidad-La Paz
MSN:
AC-643
YOM:
1986
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0