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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2017
Date:Thursday 17 February 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Registration: FAC-1125
C/n / msn: 25976/14531
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mitú Airport (MVP) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Destination airport:?
The DC-3 started the takeoff roll 15 m behind the runway 27 threshold markings. Takeoff was aborted when the left gear ran into a wheel track, 395 m down the runway. The aircraft swerved, struck a tree trunk and came to rest with both engines and the main gear separated.


Runway excursion



photo of Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3) FAC-1125
photo of Douglas C-47B 43-48715
This C-47 was put on storage in August 1969 untit it was bought by the Colombian Air Force in April 1976
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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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