Accident
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 24 julio 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operador:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registración: FAC-902
Numéro de série: 45067/709
Año de Construcción: 1956
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 76 / Ocupantes: 76
Total:Fatalidades: 80 / Ocupantes: 80
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) N of Leticia (   Colombia) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Descripción:
Because of a strike among Avianca pilots, Air Force transport planes were used on domestic services. The aircraft was flying in bad weather (rainstorm) when a no. 3 engine fire caused the plane to crash into the jungle.

Fuentes:
» The Times 26.07.1985


Fotos

photo of Douglas DC-6B N14436
N14436 was sold to the Indiasa Aviation Corp and leased to Virgin Islands International Airways in 1980. It was impounded in Colombia one year later and transferred to the Colombian Air Force.
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 1089 km (681 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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