Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 January 1976
Time:15:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Frigorifico Maniqui
Registration: CP-573
C/n / msn: 4682
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from San Borja-Capitan G Q Guardia Airport (SRJ) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Borja-Capitan G.Q. Guardia Airport (SRJ/SLSB), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
No. 2 engine problems forced the crew to return to San Borja. The aircraft crossed runway 18, continued, struck some trees 3km past the end of the runway and crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Malfunction or failure of the right engine and landing gear, and an improper balked landing procedure."

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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.
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