NTSB Identification: DCA11RA098
Scheduled 14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 06, 2011 in Trinidad, Bolivia
Aircraft: M7Aero SW3, registration:
Injuries: 9 Fatal.

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

On September 6, 2011, an Aerocon Swearingen SA-227 Metroliner, registration CP-2548 performing flight A4-238 from Santa Cruz to Trinidad (Bolivia) with 7 passengers and 2 crew, was on approach to Trinidad when radio contact was lost. The airplane was located three days later during search efforts. Six passengers and two crew were fatally injured, and one passenger received serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged.

The Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil(DGAC)of Bolivia is investigating the accident. The NTSB designated a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the DGAC's investigation as the state of manufacture under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All inquiries should be directed to:

Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Servicios y Vivienda
Viceministerio de Transportes
Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
Palacio de Comunicaciones
Av. Mcal. Santa Cruz No. 1278
4° Piso
La Paz
Bolivia

Website: www.dgac.gov.bo

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