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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 19 April 1984
Time:ca 14:00
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
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane 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)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Colombia
Destination airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» 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.

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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