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Accident description
Last updated: 31 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 24 May 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-55-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aťreo - LANSA
Registration: HK-307
C/n / msn: 10194
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) W of Pasto (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:PopayŠn Airport (PPN/SKPP), Colombia
Destination airport:Ipiales-San Luis Airport (IPI/SKIP), Colombia
Struck Galeras volcano. A 10 year old girl was the only survivor.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 50)
» El Tiempo 25 May 1950, p1+20


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from PopayŠn Airport to Ipiales-San Luis Airport as the crow flies is 212 km (132 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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