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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 25 May 2017
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Date:Sunday 2 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Jack Lenhardt
Registration: N98H
C/n / msn: 20061
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villavicencio (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Forced down by Colombian Air Force. Drugs smuggling flight. Both crew members were captured.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 16 October 1977, p1+3A
» El Tiempo 8 October 1977, p13A


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