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Accident description
Last updated: 25 September 2016
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:TACA de Colombia
Registration: C-204
C/n / msn: 19725
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Guayaquil Airport (GYE) (   Ecuador)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Narrative:
The DC-3 force-landed on the bank of Río Guayas after the right engine caught fire shortly after take-off from Guayaquil.
The three passengers escaped unhurt. One crew member was injured.


Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Civil Aircraft Registers of Colombia / Air Britain Historians, 1983
» El Informador 23 January 1947, p15


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Distance from Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport to Lima-Limatambo Airport as the crow flies is 1145 km (715 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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