Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Date:Sunday 16 April 2006
Type:Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: FAB-91
C/n / msn: 10580
First flight: 1978-11-14 (27 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls Royce 536-7P Dart
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guayaramerín Airport (GYA) (   Bolivia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport (RIB/SLRI), Bolivia
Destination airport:Guayaramerin Airport (GYA/SLGY), Bolivia
The Fokker F-27 departed Riberalta (RIB) at 11:23 on a flight to Guayaramerín (GYA). It was raining when the airplane landed at Guayaramerín. The F-27 ran off the runway, causing substantial damage to the undercarriage and wings. An 80-year old woman died of a heart attack a few hours after the accident.


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Distance from Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport to Guayaramerin Airport as the crow flies is 87 km (54 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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