Accident description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 September 1958
Time:ca 08:00
Type:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Sociedad Aeronautica Medellin - SAM
Registration: HK-514
C/n / msn: 30363
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NE of Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 forced landed into field after one engine failed shortly after take-off from runway 02 at Medellín. The airplane came down between the Tenche and Fátima neighbourhoods.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 17 September 1958, p13


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