Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 26 September 1969
Time:ca 15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: CP-698
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:176 km (110 mls) SE of La Paz (   Bolivia) show on map
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
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.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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.
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