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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Date:Saturday 26 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Registration: HK-1510
C/n / msn: CV-257
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Guarinocito (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Canso A flying boat collided with a Colombian Air Force Republic F-47D Thunderbolt (856) at 5000 feet. All three crew and the sole passenger of the Canso were killed. The fighter pilot bailed out and survived.
The Catalina operated a flight from Girardot to Puerto Boyacá. The F-47 was the leader of a formation that was engaged in a training flight out of captain Germán Olano Moreno Air Base.

Mid air collision
Loss of control

» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
» El Tiempo 27 September 1953, p1+9/28 September 1953, p1+22


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