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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 January 1942
Type:Curtiss BT-32 Condor II
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 653
C/n / msn: 56
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) SE of Villavicencio (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
The aircraft on floats caught fire in flight and crashed.

Sources:
» aerofiles.com
» Air Enthusiast 45
» El Tiempo - 2 Feb 1942


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Distance from Mitú Airport to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 571 km (357 miles).

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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