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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Monday 8 September 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Registration: FAC-685-A
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caño La Raya (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Monterrey Airport (MOY), Colombia
Destination airport:Apiay-Captain Luis F. Gómez Niño Air Base (API/SKAP), Colombia
Flightnumber: 742
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.

» El Tiempo - 12 Sep 1969, p14
» El Tiempo - 10 Sep 1969


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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.
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