Narrative:The aircraft took off from La Paz-El Alto at 16:37 for a flight to Rurrenabaque. Six minutes into the flight, Upon reaching 14500 feet, the pilot reported an engine failure. An emergency landing was carried out on the Sarija hill. The Caravan overturned on impact.
PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish):
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation determined that the probable cause of the crash was engine failure due to fracture and separation of all the compressor blades of the turbine due to undetermined factors.
Forced landing outside airport
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||DGAC Bolivia Unidad de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes (AIG) - Bolivia |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||ACC–018–01|
|report released:||2 April 2003|
|duration of investigation: ||1 year and 9 months|
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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 Paz-El Alto Airport to Rurrenabaque Airport as the crow flies is 243 km (152 miles).