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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 22 Februar 1974
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:SAVCO - Servicios Aéreos Virgen de Copacabana
Kennzeichen: CP-1052
Werknummer: 30195
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) SW of San Francisco de Moxos (   Bolivien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivien
Flug nach:Oruro Airport (ORU/SLOR), Bolivien
Unfallbericht:
An electrical storm with severe turbulence probably caused the failure of ropes securing the cargo. The center of gravity (CG) shifted causing a loss of control.
The wreckage was found two days later.

Informationsquelle:
» La Nación 25 February 1974, p24A


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Distance from Trinidad Airport to Oruro Airport as the crow flies is 417 km (261 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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