ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) FAC-663 Sardinata
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Date:Saturday 3 May 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Registration: FAC-663
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sardinata (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ocaña-Aguas Claras Airport (OCV/SKOC), Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
A C-47 transport plane, operated by the Colombian military airline SATENA, crashed in hilly country near Sardinata, Colombia. All four crew members were killed; all three passengers survived.
The aircraft operated on its inaugural flight from Ocaña to Cúcuta. Departure time was 09:23. Last radio contact was at 09:47. Some eight minutes before it was scheduled to arrive at Cúcuta.

» El Tiempo 4 May 1975, p1+4B
» El Tiempo 5 May 1975, p1
» Aviation News 30.05.1975


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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 Ocaña-Aguas Claras Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 102 km (64 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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