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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Wednesday 17 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-30-CU Commando
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: TAM-60
C/n / msn: 26683
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cunatincuta Mountain (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:San Borja Airport (SRJ/SLSB), Bolivia
The Curtiss, on a flight from La Paz to San Borja, struck Cunatincuta Mountain, 13 minutes after takeoff.



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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 La Paz-El Alto Airport to San Borja Airport as the crow flies is 239 km (149 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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