On February 7, 1999, about 1413 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 210K, Bolivian registration CP-1610, operated by Aero Taxi Cupesi as a Bolivian nonscheduled domestic passenger flight, crashed while approaching to land at Trinidad Airport, Trinidad, Bolivia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed and the commercial-rated pilot and five passengers were fatally injured. One passenger received serious injuries. The flight originated from Magdalena, Bolivia, the same day, about 1320.

Witnesses reported to Civil Aviation Authorities that they observed the aircraft on final approach to land. The aircraft suddenly rolled to the right, descended, and crashed into the ground.

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

Direccion General De Aeronautical Civil Palacio De Comunicaciones 4to Piso La Paz, Bolivia Telephone: 591-2-374-142 Fax:591-2-371-347

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

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