ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 CP-1018 Savannas hill range
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Date:Tuesday 19 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos - YPFB
Registration: CP-1018
MSN: 363
First flight: 1973
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Savannas hill range (   Bolivia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Camiri Airport (CAM/SLCA), Bolivia
Destination airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivia
Crashed on approach in poor weather.

» Aviation Letter 247


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-CP-1018
accident date: 19-05-1987
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: CP-1018

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 Camiri Airport to Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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