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Accident description
Last updated: 6 May 2016
Status:
Date:Wednesday 29 December 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LIDCA
Registration: HK-459
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed after takeoff following fire in the no. 2 engine.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 30 December 1954, p1+9
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 62)


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Distance from Barranquilla-Soledad Airport to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 696 km (435 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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