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Accident description
Last updated: 22 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 8 January 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Registration: FAC-688
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near El Doncello (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Destination airport:Florencia Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Crashed into a hill.

» El Tiempo 9 January 1975, p1+9A
» El Tiempo 10 January 1975, p6A


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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 Neiva Airport to Florencia Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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