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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Date:Tuesday 22 February 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: FAB-73
C/n / msn: 170
First flight: 1954
Engines: 2 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Trinidad Airport (TDD) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR), Bolivia
Destination airport:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia
The aircraft crash-landed on muddy terrain just after takeoff following engine problems. Twenty-eight people were injured.

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photo of Convair CV-580 N73152
N73152 was stored at Marana until it was sold to TAM in September 1991.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Trinidad Airport to Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport as the crow flies is 318 km (199 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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