NTSB Identification: MIA97WA009
Accident occurred Friday, October 11, 1996 in ITAGUAZURENDA, Bolivia
Aircraft: Beech 65-A90, registration: N3333D
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On October 11, 1996, about 0830 Atlantic standard time, a Beech 65-A90, N3333D, registered to Air Services, Inc., crashed during takeoff from the airport in Itaguazurenda, Bolivia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the maintenance test flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot and two passengers (mechanics) were fatally injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the representatives of the owner of the airplane, recent maintenance had been performed on the engines, propellers, and the nose landing gear. After takeoff the airplane climbed to about 210 feet above ground level, rolled, then pitched nose down and impact the ground on the airport property.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Bolivia. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil Edificio de Palacio de Communicaciones Piso 20, Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz La Paz, Bolivia P.O. Box 6176 La Paz, Bolivia Phone: (519) 02-377136 Fax: (519) 02-379060 Attn: SLLPYAYX

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Bolivian Government.

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