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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Date:Sunday 16 April 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Militar - TAM
Registration: FAB-91
MSN: 10580
First flight: 1978-11-14 (27 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 535-7P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guayaramerín Airport (GYA) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport (RIB/SLRI), Bolivia
Destination airport:Guayaramerín Airport (GYA/SLGY), Bolivia
The Fokker F-27 departed Riberalta (RIB) at 11:23 on a flight to Guayaramerín (GYA). It was raining when the airplane landed at Guayaramerín. The F-27 ran off the runway, causing substantial damage to the undercarriage and wings. An 80-year old woman died of a heart attack a few hours after the accident.

Runway excursion

» Un avión del TAM se accidenta en el Beni (La Razón 17-4-2006)


photo of Fokker-F-27400M-FAB-91
accident date: 16-04-2006
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
registration: FAB-91

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 Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport to Guayaramerín Airport as the crow flies is 87 km (54 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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