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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 9 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-287
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: CP-2323
MSN: 22605/1787
First flight: 1981-11-06 (19 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 138
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 146
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE) (   Argentina)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Destination airport:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
The left main gear failed as the aircraft taxied onto runway 11 for departure. The aircraft was evacuated.
Investigation revealed that the forward trunnion bearing support fitting broke due to intergranular corrosion.

Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground

» ICAO Adrep 5/02

Follow-up / safety actions

FAA issued 1 Airworthiness Directive

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photo of Boeing-727-287-LV-OLP
accident date: 09-01-2001
type: Boeing 727-287
registration: LV-OLP

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 Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport as the crow flies is 1958 km (1224 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 92nd loss
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