Date & Time: Feb 28, 2003 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Taxi Aéreo Colibri
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Uyuni - Oruro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Uyuni-La Joya Andina Airport, while climbing, the crew encountered engine problems. They attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed near Colchani, about 16 km north of the airport. A pilot was killed while four other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.