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Last updated: 11 August 2020
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Date:Monday 5 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: CP-597
C/n / msn: 8286
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cochabamba (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Mid-air collision at FL90 between a LAB Boeing B-17 (CP-597) and a DC-3 (CP-572). The B-17 crashed; the DC-3 made an emergency landing at Trinidad.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 6 September 1955, p6


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