The disaster occurred near the southeastern city of Trinidad, from where passengers were transported to the larger Santa Cruz transport hub. 12 minutes after takeoff, the pilot announced his intention to return to Trinidad airport due to engine failure. Communication with the ship was lost. The accident killed two crew members and four Spanish citizens.
The Spaniards who were on board the plane were planning to return to their homeland in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus.
The Bolivian authorities created a group to investigate the disaster. A report on the tragedy will be released within eight days.
Recall that Bolivia closed its borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
As we reported before, on April 26, Ukraine International Airlines organizeв the dispatch of a special flight to the southern part of the United States to bring Ukrainians back to their homeland