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Date:Saturday 13 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Sociedad Aeronautica del Tolima S.A. - SAETA
Registration: HK-1200
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bojacá (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Ibagué-Perales Airport (IBE/SKIB), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed in the Andes mountains

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Journal - Aug 14, 1949


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Distance from Bogotá-Techo Airport to Ibagué-Perales Airport as the crow flies is 111 km (69 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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