Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53B (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: C-108
C/n / msn: 4829
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puerto Araujo (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA/SKEJ), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Tiempo 25 June 1947, p3
» Civil Aircraft Registers of Colombia / Air Britain Historians, 1983


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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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