Narrative:The DC-3 crashed into the north side of Huayna Hill. The flight had been delayed because of bad weather over the Cordillera mountains and over the destination Tipuani.
|Date:||22 AUG 1964|
|Operator:||Servicios Aéreos Cochabamba|
|C/n / msn:|| 13371|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Tipuani (Bolivia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||Tipuani Airport (SLTP), Bolivia|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight was conducted in IMC conditions at an altitude unsafe for operations of that nature through the Huayna Pass."
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (64-67)
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 La Paz-El Alto Airport to Tipuani Airport as the crow flies is 111 km (69 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.