Narrative:The DC-3 started the take-off roll 15m behind the runway 27 threshold markings. Take-off was aborted when the left gear ran into a wheel track, 395m down the runway. The aircraft swerved, struck a tree trunk and came to rest with both engines and the main gear separated.
|Date:||Thursday 17 February 1977|
|C/n / msn:|| 14531/25976|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mit˙ Airport (MVP) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Mit˙-Fabio Alberto Leˇn Bentley Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia|
This C-47 was put on storage in August 1969 untit it was bought by the Colombian Air Force in April 1976
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.