Narrative:A Douglas C-47 passenger plane, FAC-685-A, was destroyed in an accident near Caño La Raya, Colombia, killing all 35 on board.
The airplane operated on SATENA flight 742, which originated in Bogotá, Colombia. Stops were made at Villavicencio, Orocué, Trinidad, Paz de Ariporo, Tablón de Támara, El Yopal, Aguazul, Tauramena and Monterrey.
It was expected to arrive at Apiay, near Villavicencio, at 16:55. However, en route the airplane entered an area of a violent storm and crashed on a wooded hillside.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Monterrey Airport to Apiay-Captain Luis F. Gómez Niño Air Base as the crow flies is 115 km (72 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.