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Last updated: 24 July 2021
Date:Friday 21 January 2005
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Línea Aérea Amaszonas
Registration: CP-2412
MSN: 208B0897
First flight: 2001
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Colquiri (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Sucre Airport (SRE/SLSU), Bolivia
The Grand Caravan departed La Paz (LPB) at 09:15 for a flight to Sucre (SRE). Some 45 minutes after takeoff the airplane could not maintain altitude in icing conditions and crash-landed in thick fog in hilly terrain on the slope of Cerro Huaricollo.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Follow-up / safety actions
On November 21, 2005, the Bolivian DGAC issued Resolución Administrativa 13136 which suspended the authorisation for Amaszonas to operate Cessna Caravan aircraft in IMC.


photo of Cessna-208B-Grand-Caravan-I-CP-2412
accident date: 21-01-2005
type: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan I
registration: CP-2412

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 La Paz-El Alto Airport to Sucre Airport as the crow flies is 412 km (258 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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