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Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 8 December 1978
Time:ca 18:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/B
Operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1707X
C/n / msn: 44687/535
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Sierra Cucuy (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad and Tobago
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-6 cargo plane went missing during a flight from Puerto España, Trinidad & Tobago to Bogotá.
Last radio contact was at 18:23, seventeen minutes before the estimated arrival time.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» El Tiempo 9 December 1978, p11D
» El Tiempo 10 December 1978, p6B
» El Tiempo 12 December 1978, p1+1C


Photos

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N90687 was sold to LAC Colombia in April 1976.
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port of Spain-Piarco Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 1547 km (967 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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