ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) TI-SAA Cerro Alto Santa Rosa
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Thursday 19 April 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Servicios Aéreos Nacionales - SANSA
Registration: TI-SAA
MSN: 4231
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cerro Alto Santa Rosa (   Costa Rica)
Crash site elevation: 2300 m (7546 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Colombia
Destination airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
A Douglas C-47 transport plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of the Cerro Alto Santa Rosa, near the Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica at an altitude of about 2300 m. All four on board were killed.


» La Nacion - Apr 22, 1984


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Distance from San Andrés Island Airport to San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport as the crow flies is 394 km (246 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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