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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Saturday 8 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Registration: HK-489E
C/n / msn: 26778
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puerto Calderón (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Damaged beyond repair following a runway excursion accident on landing at Puerto Calderón.

Colombian newspaper El Tiempo reported that a DC-3 '1548' was involved in the accident. HK-1548 was a Piper light aircraft and there is no DC-3 known registered as N1548.

» El Tiempo 10 April 1961, p1+19


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