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.
|Date:||Saturday 24 March 1984|
Douglas C-54S (DC-4)
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ/SLRQ), Bolivia|
» Aviation News 23 April-3 May 1984
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.