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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 21 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: TAM-10
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vacas (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Vallegrande Airport (VAH/SLVG), Bolivia
Destination airport:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather. One woman was killed on the ground.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 22 January 1950, p1
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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Distance from Vallegrande Airport to Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport as the crow flies is 249 km (155 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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