Narrative:The C-47 had to take-off from an emergency flagstone runway after an engine change had taken place (due to an engine failure a few days earlier). The aircraft took off at a speed of 74 knots, crashed 1135m from the threshold and caught fire.
|Date:||Sunday 17 September 1972|
|C/n / msn:|| 19236|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||La Paz ( Bolivia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.