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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Monday 19 August 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Compañia Aérea Nacional - CAN
Registration: CP-1704
C/n / msn: 14172
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
An engine failure on takeoff forced the crew to carry out an emergency landing back at La Paz. The aircraft struck a perimeter fence.

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This Martin 4-0-4 operated by a Mexican governamental agency was later sold to Bolivia as CP-1704
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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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