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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 24 June 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Vías Aéreas de Colombia - VIARCO
Registration: C-407
MSN: 6158
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ipiales-San Luis Airport (IPI) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ipiales-San Luis Airport (IPI/SKIP), Colombia
While approaching Ipiales, Colombia, an electrical fire occurred on the flight deck. The pilot landed the plane but suffered burn injuries. The fire was put out by the fire services. The extent of damage and fate of aircraft were reported.

Inflight fire
Forced landing on runway

» El Tiempo 25 June 1947, p2
» El Tiempo 31 December 1947, p21


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