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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Thursday 19 June 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Operator:Aeronorte Colombia - Aerovias del Norte
Registration: HK-1808
C/n / msn: 10669
First flight: 1945
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from La Macarena Airport (LMC) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC), Colombia
Destination airport:Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Crashed while returning to the airport following a no. 4 engine (Pratt & Whitney R-2000) failure.



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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 La Macarena Airport to Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport as the crow flies is 406 km (254 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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