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Accident description
Last updated: 10 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 3 November 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-314
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: CP-600
C/n / msn: 2181
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Tarabuco (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Camiri Airport (CAM/SLCA), Bolivia
Destination airport:Sucre Airport (SRE/SLSU), Bolivia
The DC-3 crashed on the top of the Rodeo Pampa mountain range, some 60 km southeast of Sucre.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (171)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Camiri Airport to Sucre Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 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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