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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Tuesday 29 December 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Sud Americana
Registration: CC-CAN
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Turrialba (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:?
Crashed on the slopes of the Turrialba volcano about midnight 28-29 December.
The plane was on a flight to Panama.

» El Siglo de Torreón 31 December 1964, p12


photo of Curtiss C-46 CC-CAN
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