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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 10 July 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Línea Aérea Amaszonas
Registration: CP-2395
C/n / msn: 208B-0842
First flight: 2000
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from Viacha (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ/SLRQ), Bolivia
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
download report: ACC–018–01


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Distance from La Paz-El Alto Airport to Rurrenabaque Airport as the crow flies is 243 km (152 miles).

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