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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 Learjet 35 in La Paz: 6 killed

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

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in La Paz, Bolivia

Date & Time: Jul 10, 2001 at 1647 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
CP-2395
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz-Rurrenabaque
MSN:
208-0842
YOM:
2000
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Convair CV-440-80 Metropolitan in Mt Chacaltaya: 10 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1992
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1961
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Ana del Yacuma - La Paz
MSN:
405
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Santa Ana del Yacuma to La Paz, carrying seven passengers, three crew members and a load of meat. While descending to La Paz-El Alto Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and limited visibility when the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Chacaltaya (5,421 metres high) located 19 km north of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 10 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew initiated the descent prematurely.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690B in La Paz

Date & Time: May 30, 1991
Operator:
Registration:
FAB-023
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paz - Tarija
MSN:
690-11562
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from La Paz-El Alto Airport. All eight occupants were rescued while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-40-DK on Mt Los Novios: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1990 at 1525 LT
Operator:
Registration:
CP-735
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Ana del Yacuma – La Paz
MSN:
16805/33553
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew departed Santa Ana del Yacuma on a cargo flight to La Paz. While approaching La Paz at an altitude of 16,000 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Los Novios located about 28 km north of La Paz. SAR operations were initiated but eventually abandoned after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants was found. The wreckage was found six years later and in November 2010, the copilot's body was found.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Douglas C-54A-5-DC Skymaster in La Paz

Date & Time: Sep 9, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1653
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10285
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Just after liftoff, the crew raised the landing gear when technical problems occurred on the engine. The captain decided to land back but the airplane landed on its belly and came to rest. All three occupants were uninjured.
Probable cause:
Engine problems for unknown reasons.