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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 March 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-159
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Montería-Los Garzones Airport (MTR) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medellín (unknown airport), Colombia
Destination airport:Montería-Los Garzones Airport (MTR/SKMR), Colombia
Narrative:
Left the runway on landing and ran into barbed wire fence.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» El Tiempo 16 March 1961, p6


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