ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-440-80 CP-1961 Mt Chacaltaya
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Date:Friday 21 August 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-80
Operator:SASA - Servicios Aéreos Santa Ana
Registration: CP-1961
MSN: 405
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt Chacaltaya (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Santa Ana-Yacuma Airport (SBL/SLSA), Bolivia
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
The airplane was descending for La Paz in poor weather over mountains when it flew into Chacaltaya Mountain at FL150.
Chacaltaya is a glacierial mountain range in Bolivia with an elevation of 5421 m (17,785 feet).


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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 Santa Ana-Yacuma Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 424 km (265 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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