Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Date:Monday 12 August 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (Hyper)
Registration: HK-508
C/n / msn: 4527
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NE of Cali (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO/SKCO), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
The DC-3 departed Tumaco at 13:31, estimating a 14:40 arrival at Buenaventura. The crew became lost in rainy weather conditions and flew into Trujillo Mountain at 9670 feet. The wreckage was found 2 months later.



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Distance from Tumaco-La Florida Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 600 km (375 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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