Accident Fairchild SA227-BC Metro III CP-2548, Tuesday 6 September 2011
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Date:Tuesday 6 September 2011
Time:18:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-BC Metro III
Owner/operator:Aerocon
Registration: CP-2548
MSN: BC-768B
Year of manufacture:1992
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:8 km NW of Trinidad Airport (TDD) -   Bolivia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ/SLET)
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Swearingen SA.227BC Metro III passenger plane, CP-2548, was destroyed when it crashed near Trinidad Airport (TDD), Bolivia. Both crew members and six passengers were fatally injured. One passenger survived the accident.
The airplane operated on an Aerocon domestic flight from Santa Cruz-El Trompillo Airport (SRZ) to Trinidad. It crashed into jungle while on approach to runway 14. The wreckage was located on September 8 around 12:00 and rescuers found the sole survivor on September 9.

Sources:

El avión quedó hecho añicos; hallan restos de 8 ocupantes (La Razon, 9-9-2011)
Minor Vidal se ubicó en el monte gracias al ruido de helicópteros

Statistics

  • 30th worst accident in 2011
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) www.aviacionboliviana.net; Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB); 02 September 2009

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