Unlawful Interference Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) CP-639, Tuesday 8 December 1964
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Date:Tuesday 8 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aerolineas Abaroa
Registration: CP-639
MSN: 7375
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:near Milluni -   Bolivia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tipuani Airport (SLTP)
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Douglas C-47 took off from Tipuani at 09:34 for a 36-minute flight to La Paz. The plane crashed into a mountain at about 14500 feet. Witnesses saw the plane explode in mid-air and fall down near the cemetery of a mining area. A dynamite charge had been planted on board by a heavily insured passenger.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A violent explosion of criminal origin inside and at the rear of the aircraft during flight, which caused the tail unit to be torn off."


Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (129-135)


  • 29th worst accident in 1964
  • 335th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 271st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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