Narrative:The DC-6 flew into the side Mount Choquetanga at FL155. The airplane carried 16 members of one of Bolivia's top football teams. The wreckage was found on September 29.
|Date:||26 SEP 1969|
|Operator:||Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB|
|C/n / msn:|| 43273/191|
|First flight:|| 1951|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 69 / Occupants: 69|
|Total:||Fatalities: 74 / Occupants: 74 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||176 km (110 mls) SE of La Paz (Bolivia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLCZ), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
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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 Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 551 km (344 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.