Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 21 January 2005
Time:ca 10:00
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-2412
C/n / msn: 208B-0897
First flight: 2001
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Colquiri (   Bolivia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Sucre Airport (SRE/SLSU), Bolivia
Narrative:
The Grand Caravan departed La Paz (LPB) at 09:15 for a flight to Sucre (SRE). Some 45 minutes after takeoff the airplane could not maintain altitude in icing conditions and crash-landed in thick fog in hilly terrain on the slope of Cerro Huaricollo.

Classification:
Icing
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» La Razón
» Los Tiempos


Follow-up / safety actions
On November 21, 2005, the Bolivian DGAC issued Resolución Administrativa 13136 which suspended the authorisation for Amaszonas to operate Cessna Caravan aircraft in IMC.

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Map
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 Sucre Airport as the crow flies is 412 km (258 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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