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.
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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 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.