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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 2 March 1992
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46T Commando
Operator:Frigorifico Santa Rita
Registration: CP-754
C/n / msn: 22570
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Estancia El Trompillo (   Bolivia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Estancia El Trompillo, Bolivia
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Narrative:
The aircraft did not gain enough speed on takeoff because of a wet runway. The plane cleared a fence, then struck the ground left wing-first and crashed.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#27)
» Scramble 157


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Distance from Estancia El Trompillo to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 394 km (246 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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