Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 12 February 1970
Time:ca 07:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Lineas Aéreas La Urraca
Registration: HK-1270
C/n / msn: 4544
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Puerto López (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:Puerto Inírida-Obando Airport (PDA/SKPD), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 passenger plane, operated by the Colombian airline La Urraca, was destroyed when it crashed near Puerto López, Colombia. Of the fourteen occupants, one survived. The survivor, a 22 year old male passenger died of his injuries on February 15.
The airplane had departed Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) at 06:20, bound for Puerto Inírida (PDA). Some 55 minutes into the flight, the no. 1 engine oversped. The crew reported they were turning back to Villavicencio. The airplane crashed 23 minutes later.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 13 Feb 1970
» El Tiempo - 16 Feb 1970


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Distance from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Puerto Inírida-Obando Airport as the crow flies is 631 km (394 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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