Date & Time: Dec 15, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Breguet 19
Operator:
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Suárez – Santa Cruz
Country:
Bolivia
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, Major Lemaltre, was performing a solo flight from Puerto Suárez to Santa Cruz. On descent, the engine failed. He tried to make an emergency landing but the aircraft eventually stalled and crashed in a plantation located on a hillside some 40 km southeast of the airport. While the pilot was injured, the aircraft christened 'Potosí' was damaged beyond repair. Accident occurred in December 1928, exact date unknown.
Causes:
Engine failure.