Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 3 May 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:SATENA
Registration: FAC-663
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sardinata (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oca˝a-Aguas Claras Airport (OCV/SKOC), Colombia
Destination airport:C˙cuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Narrative:
A C-47 transport plane, operated by the Colombian military airline SATENA, crashed in hilly country near Sardinata, Colombia. All four crew members were killed; all three passengers survived.
The aircraft operated on its inaugural flight from Oca˝a to C˙cuta. Departure time was 09:23. Last radio contact was at 09:47. Some eight minutes before it was scheduled to arrive at C˙cuta.


Sources:
» El Tiempo 4 May 1975, p1+4B
» El Tiempo 5 May 1975, p1
» Aviation News 30.05.1975


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Distance from Oca˝a-Aguas Claras Airport to C˙cuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 102 km (64 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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