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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 14 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CK Commando
Operator:Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo - LANSA
Registration: HK-333
C/n / msn: 49
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) from Yalí, Antioquia (   Colombia)
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:
The C-46 Commando transport plane was damaged beyond repair when it impacted terrain near Yalí, Colombia. Both pilots were killed.
The airplane departed Medellín at 14:18 on a cargo flight to Barranquilla.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 15 Feb 1951


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (328 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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