Bolivian mining company acquires a BAe 146


Minera San Cristóbal BAe 146-200

Minera San Cristóbal BAe 146-200 at La Paz (Agustin Fernandez Suarez)

Bolivian mining company Minera San Cristóbal (MSC) has acquired former Jazz BAe 146-200 C-GCUP (msn E2096 ex C-FBAF) from Tronos. She had been in storage at Summerside since 2005. At one point she had been earmarked for service in Congo. That deal fell through, however, and she remained at Summerside. She was registered CP-2634 on 17 September, and ferried to La Paz later that month, arriving on 27 September. She entered service a few days later, carrying the company’s personnel between La Paz and the landing strip at the San Cristóbal mine. MSC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation. It operates the San Cristóbal mine, one of the world’s largest deposits of zinc, lead, and silver, located in the department of Potosí, in southern Bolivia.

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