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Last updated: 22 February 2019
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:Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas
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
Aircraft 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.
The aircraft carried 21 cows and an undetermined number of pigs.

» El Tiempo 21 June 1986, p2A


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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).
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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