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Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Friday 9 May 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Howard Schlick
Registration: N100MA
C/n / msn: 20180
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Macarena, Meta (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The DC-3 aircraft was stolen by a mechanic and flown towards Mexico. It was used in drug running and flown to a location near La Macarena, Meta, Colombia were it was set on fire by the crew after landing and unloading of marijuana.

Classification:

Sources:
» El Tiempo 10 May 1980, p2D


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