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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 21 February 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-651
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Salento (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Leguizamo-Caucayá Airport (LQM/SKLG), Colombia
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 operated by the Colombian Air Force went missing on a flight from Puerto Leguízamo Airport (LQM) to Cali, with en route stops at Neiva and Bogotá, Colombia.
The aircraft was later found to have crashed on the Cerro El Paramillo mountainside near Salento, Quindío.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Tiempo 22 February 1983
» El Tiempo 28 February 1983, p8A
» El Tiempo 4 March 1983, p13C


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Distance from Puerto Leguizamo-Caucayá Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 449 km (281 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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