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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Thursday 9 March 2006
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Argentina - FAA
Registration: T-21
MSN: 35A-115
First flight:
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport (VVI/SLVR), Bolivia
The Learjet was sent to Bolivia to deliver humanitarian aid. Shortly after takeoff from La Paz, while returning to Paraná (PRA), Argentina, via Santa Cruz (VVI) the airplane struck terrain and broke up.

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photo of Learjet-35A-T-21
accident date: 09-03-2006
type: Learjet 35A
registration: T-21

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 Santa Cruz-Viru Viru International Airport as the crow flies is 550 km (344 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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