Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 3 agosto 1966
Tipo:Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operador:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registración: CP-730
Numéro de série: 33457
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:S of Benito (   Bolivia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport (RIB/SLRI), Bolivia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia
Descripción:
The aircraft disappeared on a cargo flight from Riberalta to Cochabamba. The wreckage was found 12 days later.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft was not being flown at the recommended altitude when it reached the mountains to be crossed, nor at the proper crossing point. A secondary factor was the lack of navigation aids in the area."

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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 Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport to Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport as the crow flies is 709 km (443 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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