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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 31 January 1954
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-674
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Apiay Air Base (API) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Orocué Airport (ORC/SKOE), Colombia
Destination airport:Apiay-Captain Luis F. Gómez Niño Air Base (API/SKAP), Colombia
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane impacted terrain while turning onto finals at Apiay Air Base, Colombia.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 2 February 1954, p1+21


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Distance from Orocué Airport to Apiay-Captain Luis F. Gómez Niño Air Base as the crow flies is 257 km (160 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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