NTSB Identification: DFW05WA228
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 2005 in Cieneguilla, Bolivia
Aircraft: Piper PA-23-250, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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

On August 31, 2005, at approximately 1030 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-23-250 twin-engine airplane, Bolivian registration CP-1429, was destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while maneuvering near Tarija, Bolivia. The commercial pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Servicios Aereos Nilo Osuna, an on-demand air taxi operator. The domestic flight departed El Trompillo Airport (SLET) near Santa Cruz, Bolivia and was destined for Capitan Oriel Lea Plaza Airport (SLTJ) near Tarija, Bolivia.

Local authorities reported the last contact was at 0950, while the airplane was approximately 50 kilometers from the airport. The wreckage of the airplane was located on a mountainside near Cieneguilla, Bolivia. A post-impact fire consumed the airplane. Visibility in the vicinity of the accident site was reported to be very poor.

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

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 information released by, or obtained from the Government of Bolivia.

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