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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Thursday 21 December 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Boliviana
Registration: TAM62
MSN: 3187
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guayaramerin Airport (GYA) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Guayaramerín Airport (GYA/SLGY), Bolivia
Destination airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivia
Crashed during a 3-engine takeoff.


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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 Guayaramerín Airport to Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport as the crow flies is 808 km (505 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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