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Accident description
Last updated: 6 February 2016
Date:Saturday 24 December 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Registration: HK-161
C/n / msn: 19630
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cascubel River (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Pasto-Antonio Nariño Airport (PSO/SKPS), Colombia
Crashed in mountainous area. The airplane was on a flight from Bogota to Pasto via Cali. The wreckage was found on January 4, 1967.



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Distance from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport to Pasto-Antonio Nariño Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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