Accident Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23 CP-2473, Sunday 27 February 2011
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Date:Sunday 27 February 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23
Owner/operator:Línea Aérea Amaszonas
Registration: CP-2473
MSN: DC-842B
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-12U-701G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB) -   Bolivia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Borja Airport (SRJ/SLSB)
Destination airport:Rurrenabaque Airport (RBQ/SLRQ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Swearingen Metro 23, registered CP-2473, was damaged during a forced landing at La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB), Bolivia.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from San Borja (SRJ) to Rurrenabaque (RBQ) when the undercarriage failed to lock down while on approach. The crew decided to divert to La Paz for a forced landing. The left main landing failed to lock down and the airplane landed with nose gear and right hand main gear extended.





photo (c) Werner Fischdick; La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP); 26 July 2006

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