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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 22 August 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Servicios Aéreos Cochabamba
Registration: CP-680
C/n / msn: 13371
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tipuani (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Tipuani Airport (SLTP), Bolivia
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed into the north side of Huayna Hill. The flight had been delayed because of bad weather over the Cordillera mountains and over the destination Tipuani.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight was conducted in IMC conditions at an altitude unsafe for operations of that nature through the Huayna Pass."

Sources:
» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (64-67)


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Distance from La Paz-El Alto Airport to Tipuani Airport as the crow flies is 111 km (69 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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