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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 24 May 1948
Time:15:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 662
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madrid Air Base (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
Destination airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 transport plane, operated by the Colombian Air Force, was damaged beyond repair in an accident following a mid air collision near Madrid Air Base, Colombia.
The airplane operated on a training flight. It was on finals for a landing on runway 24 when it collided with a Luscombe training plane of the Aeroclub Colombia. Both aircraft crashed. The pilot of the training plane disobeyed radio orders to remain airborne while the DC-3 was landing.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49 and 54)
» El Tiempo - 25 May 1948


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