Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 24 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54S (DC-4)
Operator:Frigorifico Reyes
Registration: CP-1206
C/n / msn: 10559
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rurrenabaque (   Bolivia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ/SLRQ), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shortly after lift-off from Rurrenabaque, the engines backfired. The right wingtip struck trees, causing the aircraft to lose control and crash into a forest.

Sources:
» Aviation News 23 April-3 May 1984


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