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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 6 February 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Operator:ALCON - Aerolineas Comerciales Nacionales
Registration: CP-947
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Juan (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:San Juan Airport (SLJN), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-6 returned to San Juan when the no. 4 engine had caught fire on climbout.
The aircraft landed normally but veered left after 950 m and ran off the side, coming to rest 80 m from the runway edge with its nosegear collapsed.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Aviation News 15.03.1974


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Span East DC-6 N611SE was sold to Alcon as CP-947 August 1971
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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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