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.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.