Date & Time: Jan 20, 1950 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Vallegrande – Cochabamba
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
In the region of Vacas, while cruising in poor weather conditions, the crew started the descent to Cochabamba when the aircraft hit the slope of a mountain located 64 km southeast of the Jorge Wilsterman Airport. All 32 occupants (28 soldiers and 4 crew members) and one woman on the ground were killed.
Apparently due to poor weather conditions and lack of visibility, the crew started the descent prematurely, causing the aircraft to collide with a mountain that was shrouded in clouds.