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Last updated: 21 April 2021
Datum:zaterdag 21 april 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SkyTeam Cargo
Registratie: CP-1319
Constructienummer: 22428
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:29080
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI) (   Bolivia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cobija-E. Beltram Airport (CIJ/SLCO), Bolivia
A Curtiss C-46 transport plane was destroyed in an accident at Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI), Bolivia. Three crew members were killed, the passenger survived.
The flight departed Santa Cruz (VVI) at 08:07 on a domestic cargo flight to Cobija (CIJ). Immediately after takeoff the flight radioed that it was returning to the airport, without stating a reason.
The airplane was on short final to runway 16 when it pulled up sharply. Control was lost and the aircraft fell off to the right, impacting terrain about 200 m from the northern end of runway 16.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause (translated from Spanish):
The cause of the accident was that the aircraft, while on short finals and cleared to land, made an unusual flight maneuver by climbing almost vertically until a wing stall and plunging violently against the terrain, bursting into flames within the security area of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC-AIG
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ACC-007-12
Download report: Final report

» El Deber
» El Diario 22-4-2012

METAR Weather report:
12:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
SLVR 211200Z 19018KT 3000 -RA SCT005 BKN017 FEW030CB OVC070 21/20 Q1016
Wind 190 degrees at 18 knots; visibility 3000m in rain; Scattered clouds at 500 feet; Broken clouds at 1700 feet; Few cumulonimbus clouds at 3000 feet; Overcast at 7000 feet; temperature 21 deg C; Dew point 20 deg C.; QNH 1016 mb.


photo of Curtiss-C-46F-Commando-CP-1319
accident date: 21-04-2012
type: Curtiss C-46F Commando
registration: CP-1319

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport en Cobija-E. Beltram Airport bedraagt 950 km (594 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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