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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Tuesday 13 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-1322P
C/n / msn: 444
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barranquilla-E Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Control problems forced the crew to return to Barranquilla Airport. The aircraft touched down, rolled 100m and lifted off again. The C-46 reached a height of 20m, entered a stall and crashed onto the runway.

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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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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