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Last updated: 11 August 2020
Date:Tuesday 5 December 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operator:Latin Carga
Registration: YV-C-TGE
C/n / msn: 26730
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Galapa (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
The C-46 cargo plane was damaged beyond repair when it force landed in trees, some 10 km from the destination Barranquilla, Colombia. The three crew members were not injured.

» El Siglo de Torreón 6 December 1972, p4
» El Tiempo - 6 December 1972, p2B


photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-YV-C-TGE
accident date: 05-12-1972
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: YV-C-TGE

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 Kingston Airport to Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport as the crow flies is 808 km (505 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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