Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 26 September 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM Paraguay
Registration: 2009
C/n / msn: 34346
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bahia Negra Airport (BFA) (   Paraguay) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bahia Negra Airport (BFA), Paraguay
Destination airport:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
Narrative:
Crashed following an engine failure. The pilot was killed when the left engine’s propeller penetrated the fuselage.

Sources:
» The Paraguayan Air Force’s Military Air Transport - TAM / By Antonio Luis Sapienza (LAAHS Paraguay)


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Distance from Bahia Negra Airport to Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport as the crow flies is 557 km (348 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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