Accident description
Last updated: 24 September 2014
Status:
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
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Senda (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route / landing (ENR/LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Flight International 12.02.1977 (332)


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Distance from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport to Trinidad Airport as the crow flies is 366 km (229 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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