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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 Douglas C-54D-10-DC Skymaster near San Borja

Date & Time: Jan 12, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-1352
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10761
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from San Borja-Capitan Germán Quiroga Guardia Airport, the crew encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane crashed in unknown circumstances about 48 km northeast of San Borja and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando near Unduavi: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 6, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-990
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Borja - La Paz
MSN:
22490
YOM:
1945
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising in poor weather conditions on a cargo flight from San Borja to La Paz, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the region of Unduavi. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the airplane was found. The wreckage was located in August 1974. There were no survivors.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-1-DL in Caranavi

Date & Time: Sep 25, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
TAM-24
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz - San Borja
MSN:
9207
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route on a cargo flight from La Paz to San Borja, the crew encountered technical problems with the left engine and was cleared to divert to Caranavi for an emergency landing. After touchdown, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. While both pilots escaped uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Unknown technical issues on the left engine in flight.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-30-CU Commando near La Paz: 12 killed

Date & Time: Feb 17, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TAM-60
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
La Paz – San Borja
MSN:
26683
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
13 minutes after its takeoff from La Paz-El Alto Airport, while climbing in poor weather conditions, the airplane crashed into Mt Cunatincuta located few km from the capital city. The aircraft was destroyed and all 12 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Fairchild C-82 Packet in Bolivia: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1970 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-677
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saipuru - San Borja
MSN:
10117
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Saipuru Aerodrome, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located 12 km from the airfield, near the Izeze River. All four crew members were killed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-15-CU Commando in San Borja

Date & Time: Nov 11, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-791
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
26515
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. No casualties.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-20-CU Commando near San Borja: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 1961
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-687
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Trinidad – San Borja
MSN:
26585
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to San Borja Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and did not realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck a hill located near the Maniqui River, about 25 km south of the airfield. A crew member was killed while two other occupants were injured.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Bolivia: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 8, 1958
Operator:
Registration:
TAM-05
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Borja – La Paz
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area while conducting a flight from San Borja to La Paz. The wreckage was not found.