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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 December 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mce
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: CB-18
C/n / msn: 4009
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sorata (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Apolo Airport (APB/SLAP), Bolivia
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3mce named "Huanuni" crashed near Sorata.
The Russian Pilot Kudriavzeff, co-pilot Melcan, radio-operator Rosetti and five passengers were killed.

Sources:
» The Hugo Junkers Homepage
» El Litoral 17-12-1937


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Distance from La Paz-El Alto Airport to Apolo Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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