Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 15 April 1950
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo - LANSA
Registration: HK-309
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NE of Pinto (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-3 cargo plane crashed near Pinto, Colombia, killing both pilots.
The airplane departed Medellín at 15:29 on a domestic cargo flight to Barranquilla, where it was supposed to land at 17:30. Last radio contact was at 16:35 when the crew reported over the San Marcos area at 9000 feet altitude. The airplane impacted terrain near Pinto and burst into flames.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 17 Apr 1950


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (328 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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