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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 17 January 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-. Tri-Motor
Operator:SCADTA - Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo
Registration: C-63
C/n / msn: 5-AT-...
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sumapaz (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Ford Tri-Motor, named "Leticia", disappeared on a photo flight.
Wreckage found crashed in Andes mountains many years later. Max Zimmer, Walter Wend, Hermann Fellner were among the crew members killed.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 19 January 1939, p1+19
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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