Date & Time: Mar 9, 2006 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Learjet 35
Operator:
Registration:
T-21
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Humanitarian
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
La Paz-Santa Cruz-Parana
MSN:
35-115
YOM:
1977
Country:
Bolivia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.