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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Sunday 17 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerolineas Abaroa
Registration: CP-565
MSN: 19236
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Paz (   Bolivia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
The C-47 had to takeoff from an emergency flagstone runway after an engine change had taken place (due to an engine failure a few days earlier). The aircraft took off at a speed of 74 knots, crashed 1135 m from the threshold and caught fire.


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