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Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 13 December 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7B
Operator:Frigorificos Movima
Registration: CP-1048
C/n / msn: 45453/958
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Trinidad Airport (TDD) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia
Narrative:
The DC-7 had just landed and was being steered onto the taxiway to make a 180deg. turn and taxi back on the runway. Visibility was obscured by dust which had been raised during the engine reverse operation. The aircraft ran off the edge of the taxiway. The wing struck two tractors and a fire started on the right wing. The aircraft burnt out.

Sources:
» Aviation News 18.1.1974


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