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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Datum:zaterdag 17 november 1956
Tijd:ca 16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49G-DO (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerolineas del Pacifico - ARPA
Registratie: HK-385
Constructienummer: 1971
Bouwjaar: 1937
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 33 / inzittenden: 33
Totaal:slachtoffers: 36 / inzittenden: 36
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Cerro El Rucio (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport (BUN/SKBU), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst: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:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Flight on instruments at an excessively low altitude for the route."

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


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport en Cali Airport bedraagt 74 km (46 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3313e ongeval
  • 1200e dodelijk ongeval
  • 4e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 10e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 21e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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