Narrative:The DC-6 returned to San Juan when the no. 4 engine had caught fire on climbout.
|Date:||Wednesday 6 February 1974|
|Operator:||ALCON - Aerolineas Comerciales Nacionales|
|C/n / msn:|| 44076/391|
|First flight:|| 1953|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||San Juan (Bolivia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||San Juan Airport (SLJN), Bolivia|
The aircraft landed normally but veered left after 950m and ran off the side, coming to rest 80m from the runway edge with its nosegear collapsed.
» Aviation News 15.03.1974
Span East DC-6 N611SE was sold to Alcon as CP-947 August 1971
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.