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Last updated: 13 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 21 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-1393
C/n / msn: 19053
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 30 km S of Rubio (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Destination airport:Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport (AUC/SKUC), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed into the Judio mountain at an altitude of 11,200 feet.



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Distance from Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport to Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport as the crow flies is 217 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 4288th loss
  • 1624th fatal accident
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