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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 5 January 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (AC-47T)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-1658
C/n / msn: 32541/15793
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS/SKTQ), Colombia
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 Basler turbine-conversion aircraft sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS) in Colombia.
The aircraft went off the runway on landing and came to rest in a ditch.

Sources:
» El Tiempo
» Fuerza Aérea Colombiana


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N91BF prior to Basler BT-67 conversion for Colombian Air Force
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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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