ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-53C OB-2041-P La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Thursday 22 November 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-53C
Operator:Peruvian Airlines
Registration: OB-2041-P
MSN: 24825/1894
First flight: 1990-07-11 (28 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 122
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ/SPZO), Peru
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Peruvian Airlines flight 331, a Boeing 737-500, suffered a landing accident at La Paz-El Alto Airport in Bolivia. The flight had departed Lima, Peru on a service to La Paz, Bolivia, with a scheduled stop at Cuzco, Peru.
The aircraft landed on runway 10 at La Paz-El Alto Airport and when the main landing gear collapsed. It came to rest on the runway with the nose landing gear and both engines contacting the ground.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

» El Deber
» Peruvian Airlines statement
» Avión de Peruvian sufre percance al aterrizar en El Alto sin ningún herido (, 22 Nov 2018)

METAR Weather report:
14:00 UTC / 10:00 local time:
SLLP 221400Z 07008KT 9999 FEW020 BKN200 13/07 Q1037

15:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
SLLP 221500Z 21004KT 9999 FEW020 BKN200 15/01 Q1036

Follow-up / safety actions

issued 1 Notice to Airmen (Notam)

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Distance from Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 519 km (324 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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