NTSB Identification: FTW03WA103
Accident occurred Friday, February 28, 2003 in COLCHANI, Bolivia
Aircraft: Cessna 411, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,4 Serious.

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

On February 28, 2003, at 1515 universal coordinated time (UTC) a Cessna 411 twin-engine airplane, Bolivian registration CP-1885, was destroyed during a loss of control during takeoff, following a reported loss of engine power near Colchani, Province of Potosi, in the Republic of Bolivia. The airline transport rated pilot was fatally injured, while his flight mechanic and the 3 passengers aboard were seriously injured. The airplane was owned by a private individual and was being operated as on-demand air taxi flight by Taxi Aereo "Colibri." Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the revenue flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The domestic cross-country flight was scheduled between SLUY and SLOR. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Local authorities reported that one of the engines lost power during the initial takeoff climb. The 1966 model Cessna 411 (serial number 411-0191) was powered by two GTSIO-540-C Continental engines. The accident site was reported to be at an elevation of 12,037 feet mean sea level.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the DGAC of the Republic of Bolivia. Any additional information may be obtained from:

Republica de Bolivia
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Palacio de Comunicaciones. Cuarto Piso.
Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz # 1278
Casilla Postal 9360
La Paz, Bolivia

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the Government of Bolivia.

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