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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 7 April 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic M404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin 4-0-4
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Samuel Selum - TASS
Registration: CP-1738
C/n / msn: 14137
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Camiare Airstrip (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Camiare Airstrip (SLCM), Bolivia
Destination airport:La Paz Airport (LAP/MMLP), Mexico
Narrative:
A Martin 4-0-4 suffered a runway excursion accident at Camiare Airstrip in Bolivia, causing the starboard undercarriage to fail.
The airplane hade departed Camiare Airstrip on a cargo flight to La Paz when, about seven minutes after takeoff, the no. 2 engine reportedly began to 'backfire' and developed a 'strong vibration'.
Returning to Camiare, the pilot carried out a down-wind landing as he was not able to fly a circuit due to problems maintaining altitude.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Camiare Airstrip to La Paz Airport as the crow flies is 6422 km (4014 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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