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Cessna Crash Cuts Bolivian Festival Short

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Cessna Crash Cuts Bolivian Festival Short

What: Servicio Aereo Elorza Cessna U206G Stationair 6
Where: San Joaquin, Beni Bolivia
When: August 21, 2012
Who: 1 aboard, 2 fatalities, 1 injury
Why: The festival commemorating the 303rd anniversary of the founding of San Joaquin was cancelled.

A small stunt plane was performing at the event doing cartwheels when the the pilot crashed into a house. The pilot was killed along with a woman in the house. Another person on the ground was injured. Witnesses said Two planes were performing cartwheels when one of them made a turn. the plane’s right wing hit the fence of the cemetery, hit some trees and crashed into the roof of a residence.

Pilot Ramón Bilbao Mayuve (45) was killed in the crash. The woman who died, Karina Angelica Robles (23) was in her house when it was struck by the aircraft. Sixteen year old Reich Guardia Sosa was seriously injured and hospitalized in the capital.

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