Narrative:A Swearingen SA.227BC Metro III passenger plane, CP-2548, was destroyed when it crashed near Trinidad Airport (TDD), Bolivia. Both crew members and six passengers were fatally injured. One passenger survived the accident.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 September 2011|
Swearingen SA227-BC Metro III
|C/n / msn:|| BC-768B|
|First flight:|| 1992|
|Engines:|| 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) NW of Trinidad Airport (TDD) ( Bolivia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLCZ), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia|
The airplane operated on an Aerocon domestic flight from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ) to Trinidad. It crashed into jungle while on approach to runway 14. The wreckage was located on September 8 around 12:00 and rescuers found the sole survivor on September 9.
» El avión quedó hecho añicos; hallan restos de 8 ocupantes (La Razon, 9-9-2011)
» Minor Vidal se ubicó en el monte gracias al ruido de helicópteros
||Fairchild Aircraft Inc.
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 Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport to Trinidad Airport as the crow flies is 380 km (237 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.