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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 15 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: TAM-03
C/n / msn: 13839
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villa Montes (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fortín Campero, Bolivia
Destination airport:Tarija Airport (TJA/SLTJ), Bolivia
Crashed into a mountain while on a flight from Fortin Campero to Tarija.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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