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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 December 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130A Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Boliviana
Registration: TAM-62
C/n / msn: 3187
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guayaramerin Airport (GYA) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guayaramerín Airport (GYA/SLGY), Bolivia
Destination airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET), Bolivia
Narrative:
Crashed during a 3-engine takeoff.



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Distance from Guayaramerín Airport to Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport as the crow flies is 808 km (505 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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