Date & Time: Apr 1, 2000 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III
Landing (descent or approach)
La Paz - Santa Cruz
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed La Paz-El Alto Airport on a flight to Santa Cruz, carrying two pilots and two technicians. After takeoff, the crew declared an emergency after the right engine failed during initial climb and was cleared to return. On final, the aircraft crashed 500 metres short of runway, bursting into flames. All four occupants were killed.
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.