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Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:Wednesday 13 June 1951
Time:ca 06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Sociedad Aeronautica Medellin - SAM
Registration: HK-504
C/n / msn: 10062
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane departed Medellín at 05:40 on a cargo flight to Cartagena, Colombia. The flight made an emergency return to the airport and crashed after striking the chimney of the Tejicóndor factory in the Belén suburb of Medellín. One person died on the ground as a result of the accident.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 14 June 1950, p1+7


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 467 km (292 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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