Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-160
C/n / msn: 19540
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manizales (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Armenia-El Edén Airport (AXM/SKAR), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain.

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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Armenia-El Edén Airport as the crow flies is 196 km (123 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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