ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3) CP-728 La Senda
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Date:Thursday 6 January 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Itenez
Registration: CP-728
MSN: 19689
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Senda (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivia
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia
No.1 engine problems (rise in engine temperature, overspeeding prop) forced the crew to return to Santa Cruz with the propeller feathered. The aircraft started losing altitude and freight had to be jettisoned. The no. 2 engine temperature started to rise making it difficult to reach the airport. A belly landing was made on a field.

Forced landing outside airport

» Flight International 12 February 1977 (332)


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Distance from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport to Trinidad Airport as the crow flies is 380 km (237 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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