Eastern Air Lines Flight 980

Eastern Air Lines Flight 980Tuesday January 1, 1985
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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday January 1, 1985
LocationNear La Paz, Bolivia
Passengers19
Crew10
Fatalities29
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-727-225 Adv
OperatorEastern Air Lines
RegistrationN819EA
Flight OriginAsuncion, Paraguay
Flight Destination La Paz, Bolivia
Near La Paz, Bolivia
Eastern Air Lines
Boeing B-727-225 Adv
1985