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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:Dienstag 7 Januar 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-59
Fluggesellschaft:Frigorificos Movima
Kennzeichen: CP-961
Werknummer: 467
Baujahr: 1958
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:40 km (25 Meilen) SE of San Borja (   Bolivien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Borja-Capitan G.Q. Guardia Airport (SRJ/SLSB), Bolivien
Flug nach:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivien
A fuel leak in the no. 2 engine some 30 minutes after takeoff made the crew decide to return to San Borja. Because the Convair was losing height rapidly (and the San Borja radio aid was unserviceable), a precautionary landing was carried out as soon as ground became visible.

» Aviation News 21.02.1975


photo of Convair-CV-440-59-CP-961
accident date: 07-01-1975
type: Convair CV-440-59
registration: CP-961

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 San Borja-Capitan G.Q. Guardia Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 239 km (149 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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