Date & Time: Apr 21, 2012 at 0813 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Santa Cruz - Cobija
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Crew was engaged in a training mission from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru Airport to Cobija-E. Beltram Airport. Shortly after take off from runway 16, crew decided to return and commenced an approach to runway 16. Approximately 200 metres short of runway, captain started a go around procedure but aircraft stalled and crashed. Three crew were killed as the fourth occupant was injured. Built in 1945, the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. At the time of the accident, visibility was reduced to three km with rain falls.
Accident was caused by an inadvertent aerodynamic stall at low height on short final to runway 16. The board of investigation was not able to determine the exact cause of the stall.