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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 10 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Vías Aéreas de Colombia - VIARCO
Registration: C-414
C/n / msn: 529
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Madrid Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Destination airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed near Madrid Airport. It is believed the accident was due to engine failure during an attempted go-around.

Sources:
» Consolidated production list / G. Goodall


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Distance from Cartagena Airport to Madrid Air Base as the crow flies is 646 km (404 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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