ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A Commando HK-1856 Puerto Inirida Airport (PDA)
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Date:Sunday 30 January 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A Commando
Operator:Transoceanica de Aviacion
Registration: HK-1856
MSN: 369
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puerto Inirida Airport (PDA) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Inírida-César Gaviria Trujillo Airport (PDA/SKPD), Colombia
The aircraft crashed when the wheels sank into the unpaved runway surface, which was soft following recent rain.

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photo of Curtiss-C-46A-HK-1856
accident date: 30-01-1994
type: Curtiss C-46A
registration: HK-1856

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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Inírida-César Gaviria Trujillo Airport as the crow flies is 695 km (434 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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