Accident
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 13 diciembre 1997
Hora:17:05
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operado por:Servicio Aéreo Vargas España - SAVE
Alquilado a :STAP-Serv. y Transportes Aéreos Petroleros
Registración: CP-1635
Numéro de série: TC-359
Año de Construcción: 1980
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:La Vertiente (   Bolivia) show on map
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:La Vertiente Airfield (SLVT), Bolivia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
Descripción:
The aircraft had been leased to SAVE by STAP-Servicios y Transportes Aéreos Petroleros to carry out a flight for the Tesoro Petroleum company from the airstrip at La Veriente to Santa Cruz. The Metro II crashed 300m from the runway. Initial reports speak of an engine failure.

Fuentes:
» El Deber
» Los Tiempos Nacional 13.12.1997
» NTSB


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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 La Vertiente Airfield to Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport as the crow flies is 401 km (251 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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