Date: January 01, 1985
Time: c 20:30
Location: Near La Paz, Bolivia
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 980
Route: Asuncion, Paraguay - La Paz, Bolivia
AC Type: Boeing B-727-225 Adv
Registration: N819EA
cn / ln: 22556/1793
Aboard: 29   (passengers:19  crew:10)
Fatalities: 29   (passengers:19  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft hit Mt. Illimani at an altitude of 19,600 feet after being cleared to descend during an approach to La Paz. The crew did not follow the prescribed airway. Navigation error. Controlled flight into terrain.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com