Date & Time: Sep 6, 2011 at 1855 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2548
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santa Cruz-Trinidad
MSN:
BC-768B
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
AEK238
Country:
Bolivia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1500
Circumstances:
On approach to runway 14 at Trinidad Airport, crew encountered low visibility due to smoke coming from forest fire. For unknown reasons, aircraft went out of control and crashed in a jungle area located eight kilometres from airport. SAR arrived on scene three days later and a passenger was found alive while all eight other occupants were killed.