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Last updated: 25 January 2021
Fecha:sábado 17 noviembre 1956
Hora:ca 16:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49G-DO (DC-3)
Operador:Aerolineas del Pacifico - ARPA
Registración: HK-385
Numéro de série: 1971
Año de Construcción: 1937
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 33 / Ocupantes: 33
Total:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 36
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cerro El Rucio (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1890 m (6201 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport (BUN/SKBU), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
The DC-3 was operating on a Cali-Buenaventura and return trip. Before heading back to Cali the captain asked the co-pilot for his medical certificate. The co-pilot's certificate was still at the CAA for revalidation. Because of this, the captain decided that the co-pilot should not fly on the leg to Cali. The flight engineer acted as a co-pilot on this flight. Takeoff was at 16:30. Around 16:45 the aircraft crashed into a mountain at 6200 feet, the top of which being covered by stratocumulus clouds.

Probable Cause:

La mayor causa probable del accidente fue: Vuelo en instrumentos y una excesiva
baja altitud en ruta.
Falta de disciplina por parte del piloto.

» ICAO Accident Digest No.8, Circular 54-AN/49 (156-159)


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Distance from Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 74 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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