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Last updated: 14 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 29 March 2018
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-DC Metro 23
Operator:Línea Aérea Amaszonas
Registration: CP-2459
C/n / msn: DC-847B
First flight: 1993
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Riberalta-Capitán Av. Selin Zeitun Lopez Airport (RIB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riberalta-Capitán Av. Selin Zeitun Lopez Airport (RIB/SLRI), Bolivia
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia
Flightnumber:Z8-61
Narrative:
An Amaszonas Swearingen SA-227DC Metro 23 suffered a runway excursion accident after aborting the takeoff from runway 14 at Riberalta Airport in Bolivia.
According to a statement from the airline, a flock of birds impacted with the right engine during takeoff. The flight crew abandoned the takeoff, but the aircraft failed to stop on the remaining runway. The aircraft overran onto grassy downsloping terrain until coming to rest at the edge of a road, about 100 meters past the end of the runway.
The remains of several birds were found on the runway.

Classification:
Bird strike
Runway excursion

Sources:
» eldeber.com.bo


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Distance from Riberalta-Capitán Av. Selin Zeitun Lopez Airport to Trinidad Airport as the crow flies is 440 km (275 miles).

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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