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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 21 June 1977
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:Aeronorte Colombia - Aerovias del Norte
Registration: HK-75
C/n / msn: 22275
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Tame Airport (TME/SKTM), Colombia
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 transport plane carried goods and fuel from Bogotá to Tame, Colombia. The no. 1 engine malfunctioned and caught fire after takeoff. The aircraft force landed. Subsequently the fire spread over the wing and left side of the fuselage before it was extinguished.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 22 June 1977, p1+15C


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Tame Airport as the crow flies is 326 km (204 miles).

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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