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Last updated: 5 August 2020
Date:Thursday 17 January 1974
Time:ca 13:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-191
Registration: HK-1216
C/n / msn: 1905
First flight: 1937
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chigorodó (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chigorodó Airport (IGO/SKIG), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
The DC-3 left Chigorodó at 12:54 and climbed to the cruising altitude of FL115. Eyewitnesses later saw the aircraft lose control and crash inverted.
The airplane operated on a flight from Turbo to Medellín with an en route stop at Chigorodó.

» El Tiempo - 18 Jan 1974


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Distance from Chigorodó Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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