Accident Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3) CP-1470, Monday 6 April 1981
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Date:Monday 6 April 1981
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Urcupina
Registration: CP-1470
MSN: 19395
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Laguna Soliz -   Bolivia
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
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Destination airport:
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed into trees and exploded while trying to avoid bad weather in the area.

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  • 50th worst accident in 1981
  • 749th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 732nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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photo (c) Rolf Larsson; La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB); 08 January 1981

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