Flugunfall 13 DEC 1997 einer Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II CP-1635 - La Vertiente
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Datum:Samstag 13 Dezember 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Betrieben durch:Servicio Aéreo Vargas España - SAVE
Gemietet von :STAP-Serv. y Transportes Aéreos Petroleros
Kennzeichen: CP-1635
Werknummer: TC-359
Baujahr: 1980
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:La Vertiente (   Bolivien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:La Vertiente Airfield (SLVT), Bolivien
Flug nach:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivien
The aircraft had been leased to SAVE by STAP-Servicios y Transportes Aéreos Petroleros to carry out a flight for the Tesoro Petroleum company from the airstrip at La Veriente to Santa Cruz. The Metro II crashed 300 m from the runway. Initial reports speak of an engine failure.

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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 La Vertiente Airfield to Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport as the crow flies is 401 km (251 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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