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Last updated: 29 July 2016
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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: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hato Nuevo (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Marcos Airport (SRS/SKSR), Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed near Hato Nuevo, about 90 km from destination Cartagena.
The flight had departed from San Marcos Airport (SRS), Colombia at 16:21. En route to Cartagena, the pilot had to change course to avoid cumulonimbus (Cb) clouds. Last radio contact was at 17:16.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 22 Mar 1951


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Distance from San Marcos Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 198 km (124 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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