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Last updated: 10 May 2021
Datum:Dienstag 8 Dezember 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Sociedad Aeronautica Medellin - SAM
Kennzeichen: HK-515
Werknummer: 26941
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 42 / Insassen: 42
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 45 / Insassen: 45
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Moron Island (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Kolumbien
The Curtiss C-46 was on the first leg of a San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ) - Cartagena (CTG) - Medellin flight. Last radio contact was at 11:27, 20 minutes after takeoff, when the aircraft reported over reporting point PC-2 at 9500 feet in visual conditions. Some 8 days later the right main gear wheel assembly was found near Moron Island.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident could not be determined."


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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 San Andrés Island Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 712 km (445 miles).

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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