Accident description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 6 June 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:LACOL Colombia
Registration: HK-1340
C/n / msn: 11704
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:Carur˙ Airport (CUO/SKCR), Colombia
The no. 2 engine failed on initial climb. The DC-3 collided with trees, hit the ground and caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Aircraft overloaded.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#38)


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Distance from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Carur˙ Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (271 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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