Cessna: 5 Fatalities in Bolivia

Sunday, May 11, 2008
By George Hatcher

Pictured: A Cessna 172A
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Contact photographer Giovanni Francisco Rodriguez Bravo

What: Bolivian Cessna 172 RG
Where: “Agropecuaria Arco Iris” airstrip, north of Montero, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
When: May 11, 2008
Who: 5 fatalities
Why: While en route, the plane impacted a tree with its left’s wing and then the ground, where a fire ensued. The accident site was about 1,150 meters from an unlit runway of “Agropecuaria Arco Iris” airstrip, north of Montero, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The pilot and the four passengers received fatal injuries; the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from El Tromprillo Airport, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at about 1808.

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