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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 14 May 1991
Time:14:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Transportes Aéreos El Dorado
Registration: CP-1617
C/n / msn: 253
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beni Airport (BNC) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Estancia la Esperanza, Bolivia
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Narrative:
The Curtiss Commando carried out a wheels-up landing following failure of the no. 2 engine while climbing through 5000 feet

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#26)


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