ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) FAC-662 Madrid Air Base
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Date:Monday 24 May 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-662
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madrid Air Base (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
Destination airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
A Douglas C-47 transport plane, operated by the Colombian Air Force, was damaged beyond repair in an accident following a mid air collision near Madrid Air Base, Colombia.
The airplane operated on a training flight. It was on final for a landing on runway 24 when it collided with a Luscombe training plane of the Aeroclub Colombia. Both aircraft crashed. The pilot of the training plane disobeyed radio orders to remain airborne while the DC-3 was landing.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

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