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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 24 June 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Vías Aéreas de Colombia - VIARCO
Registration: C-407
C/n / msn: 6158
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Ipiales-San Luis Airport (IPI) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ipiales-San Luis Airport (IPI/SKIP), Colombia
Narrative:
While approaching Ipiales, Colombia, an electrical fire occurred on the flight deck. The pilot landed the plane but suffered burn injuries. The fire was put out by the fire services. The extent of damage and fate of aircraft were reported.

Classification:

Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» El Tiempo 25 June 1947, p2
» El Tiempo 31 December 1947, p21


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