Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 6 June 1985
Time:12:55
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: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villavicencio-Vaguardia (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed on initial climb. The DC-3 collided with trees, hit the ground and caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Aircraft overloaded.


Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#38)


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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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