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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 8 December 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:SAVCO - Servicios Aéreos Virgen de Copacabana
Registration: CP-1668
MSN: 25764/14319
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47D transport plane was preparing for departure at Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) in Bolivia when, during the engine run up, the aircraft ran forward. It struck a building, causing the left propeller to shatter. The captain was killed after being struck by debris.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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