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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Sunday 29 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: CB-39
C/n / msn: 26488
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Crashed. The aircraft probably operated on a ferry flight from Bolivia to Brazil. Loide Aéreo Nacional from Brazil had just bought the aircraft from Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB.



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Distance from Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 2466 km (1541 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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