Bolivia Flight Missing, 9 aboard

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By George Hatcher


One of the SA-227’s in the Aerocon fleet. CP-2548 is missing. (CP-2527 is pictured
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Robert Domandl

What: Aerocon Swearingen SA-227 Metroliner en route from Santa Cruz to Trinidad Bolivia
Where: Trinidad
When: Sep 6th 2011
Who: 7 passengers, 2 crew
Why: On final approach to Trinidad, the pilots lost contact with ATC.

The instrument approach to the airport requires overflying North and then turning back.
The last contact was reporting the flight was “in the procedure turn” but the flight did not land on the runway, and is currently considered to be missing in a mountainous area.

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