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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 27 August 1941
Time:ca 15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 644
C/n / msn: 5-AT-089
First flight: 1930-02-10 (11 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tarapaca (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tarapaca Airport (TCD), Colombia
Destination airport:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS/SKTQ), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed due to fire in flight. The wreckage was found after two and a half days.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» El Tiempo 28 August 1941, p1+6/29 August 1941, p1+4/30 August 1941, p1+7/31 August 1941, p1+5


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