Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Date:Wednesday 21 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo - LANSA
Registration: HK-315
C/n / msn: 9073
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hato Nuevo (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Crashed near Hato Nuevo, about 90 km from destination Cartagena.



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