Narrative:A Swearingen Metro, registered CP-2473, was damaged during a forced landing at La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB), Bolivia.
|Date:||Sunday 27 February 2011|
Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
|Operator:||Línea Aérea Amaszonas|
|C/n / msn:|| DC-842B|
|First flight:|| 1993|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TPE331-12U-701G|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB) (Bolivia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||San Borja Airport (SRJ/SLSB), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ/SLRQ), Bolivia|
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from San Borja (SRJ) to Rurrenabaque (RBQ) when the undercarriage failed to lock down while on approach. The crew decided to divert to La Paz for a forced landing. The left main landing failed to lock down and the airplane landed with nose gear and right hand main gear extended.
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 San Borja Airport to Rurrenabaque Airport as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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.