59 Years ago today: On 5 February 1960 a Lloyd Aerro Boliviano DC-4 crashed near Laguna da Huanacota, Bolivia, killing all 59 occupants.
|Date:||Friday 5 February 1960|
|Operator:||Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano – LAB|
|C/n / msn:||10510|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 55|
|Total:||Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 59|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||15 km (9.4 mls) S of Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) ( Bolivia)|
|Crash site elevation:||2752 m (9029 feet) amsl|
|Phase:||En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cochabamba-J Wilsterman Airport (CBB/SLCB), Bolivia|
|Destination airport:||La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia|
The DC-4 crashed shortly after takeoff into Laguna Huañacota, a mountain lagoon. Reportedly one engine had caught fire. A two-year old girl survived the impact but died on the way to a hospital.