Narrative:Due to bad weather at Palmira, the aircraft diverted to Trinidad. The DC-4 crashed and caught fire on landing.
|Date:||Wednesday 8 June 1983|
Douglas VC-54Q (DC-4)
|C/n / msn:|| 10576|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Trinidad Airport (TDD) ( Bolivia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||Palmira Airport (SLPM), Bolivia|
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 La Paz-El Alto Airport to Palmira Airport as the crow flies is 359 km (224 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.