Descripción del Accidente ASN 13 DEC 1997 Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II CP-1635 - La Vertiente
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Fecha:sbado 13 diciembre 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operado por:Servicio Aéreo Vargas España - SAVE
Alquilado a :STAP-Serv. y Transportes Aéreos Petroleros
Registración: CP-1635
Numéro de série: TC-359
Año de Construcción: 1980
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 17
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 19
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:La Vertiente (   Bolivia)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:La Vertiente Airfield (SLVT), Bolivia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
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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