Accident Martin 4-0-4 CP-1440, Wednesday 12 December 1979
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Date:Wednesday 12 December 1979
Type:Martin 4-0-4
Owner/operator:CAMBA - Commercializadora Aérea Mixta Boliviana
Registration: CP-1440
MSN: 14114
Year of manufacture:1951
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Apolo Airport (APB) -   Bolivia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Apolo Airport (APB/SLAP)
Destination airport:
The aircraft crashed shortly after take-off due to mechanical failure or overload, killing all five crew members and six passengers.


Chicago Tribune
Diario de Burgos 15 December 1979, p16


  • 37th worst accident in 1979
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL); September 1977

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18-Jul-2024 08:15 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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