Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 8 March 1993
Time:07:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Compañia Aérea Nacional - CAN
Registration: CP-1654
C/n / msn: 43035/61
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Rosa Airport (SRB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Santa Rosa Airport (SRB/SLSR), Bolivia
Destination airport:La Esperanza Airport (LEZ/MHLE), Honduras
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine backfired just after V1 on takeoff. The pilot aborted takeoff and the DC-6 overran the 1500m grass runway. The engine caught fire and destroyed the aircraft.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#50)
» Scramble 166


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Distance from Santa Rosa Airport to La Esperanza Airport as the crow flies is 3924 km (2453 miles).

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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