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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Monday 18 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Empresa Transportes Aéreos - ETA
Registration: CP-1244
C/n / msn: 246
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Colorado Mountain (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck a hill in bad weather, 100 km northwest of La Paz during a flight to an airport in the Beni Department.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 22 January 1988, p39


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