Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 October 1976
Time:13:32 EDT
Type:Boeing 707-131F
Operating for:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Leased from:Jet Power
Registration: N730JP
C/n / msn: 17671/48
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 88
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,6 km (0.4 mls) NW of Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ) (   Bolivia) show on map
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLCZ), Bolivia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft climbed to a height of 6 metres after a longer than usual take-off run and struck trees, poles and roofs of houses. It rolled to the left and crashed onto a football pitch located 560 metres beyond runway 32.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the crew to select enough thrust to achieve the necessary acceleration. A principal contributory factor was crew fatigue."

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N730JP pictured here just prior to its lease to Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 5171 km (3232 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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