Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) HK-1202,
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Date:Monday 8 November 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Taxi Aéreo Opita - TAO
Registration: HK-1202
MSN: 4402
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 36
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Canón del Paraiso -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV)
Destination airport:San Vicente del Caguán-Eduardo Falla Solano Airport (SVI/SKSV)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 took off from Neiva at 12:07, with an estimated time of arrival at San Vicente del Caguán (SVI) of 12:45. The aircraft impacted against trees on a mountain near Cerro del Diablo and crashed into the Canón del Paraiso.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The primary cause of the accident was a pilot error in that the pilot-incommand of the aircraft continued to fly VFR in adverse weather conditions on a route which was not authorized for a VFR flight by the Colombian Airways Manual. A contributing cause was: an error by other personnel in that the dispatcher improperly prepared the passenger and cargo manifests and the load and trim sheet and overloaded the aircraft by approximately 1456.5 kg."


ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume III (83-87)

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25 October 1944 41-18364 United States Army Air Force - USAAF within Texas w/o


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