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Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Date:Friday 29 November 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-118A
Operator:Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra)
Registration: NC14292
C/n / msn: 1352
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) N of Quito (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quito-Cotocollao Airport, Ecuador
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Narrative:
The Douglas DC-2 named "Santa Silvia" crashed five minutes after take-off for the last flight leg to Cali on a service from Quito Cali via Guayaquil, Salinas, Manta, Esmeraldas, and Quito.
Pilot J.J. Schiedel seriously injured. Co-pilot Benninghoff, radio-operator Arba Mock, flight attendant Maya Tafur and sole passenger Luis Luna slightly injured.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 30 November 1940, p5 (Edição 14134)


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