Narrative:The DC-4 crashed shortly after takeoff into Laguna Huañacota, a mountain lagoon. Reportedly one engine had caught fire. A two-year old girl survived the impact but died on the way to a hospital.
|Date:||Friday 5 February 1960|
|Operator:||Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB|
|C/n / msn:|| 10510|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 55|
|Total:||Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 59 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||15 km (9.4 mls) S of Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) ( Bolivia)
|Crash site elevation:|| 2752 m (9029 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
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 Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 236 km (148 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.