Descripción del Accidente ASN 21 JAN 1972 Douglas C-47 (DC-3) FAC-661 - Betania
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Fecha:viernes 21 enero 1972
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Registración: FAC-661
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 39 / Ocupantes: 39
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Betania (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 3800 m (12467 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Quibdó-El Caraño Airport (UIB/SKUI), Colombia
A DC-3 operated by the Colombian military airline SATENA went missing over mountainous terrain near Betania, Antioquia. The wreckage was located in the morning of January 25. The airplane had impacted the side of a mountain called Cerro de San Nicolás at an elevation of 12,500 feet (3800 m)
The airplane operated on a domestic service flight from Medellín to Cali with en route stops at Quibdó, Bahía Solano, and Buenaventura.
SATENA reported there were 27 passengers and four crew members on board.

» El Tiempo 22 January 1972, p1+6A+7A+12B
» El Tiempo 26 January 1972, p1


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Quibdó-El Caraño Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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