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Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:Sunday 16 July 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-680
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cerro Kennedy (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport (RCH/SKRH), Colombia
Destination airport:Santa Marta Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Narrative:
Struck the Cerro Kennedy mountain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The wreckage was located after three days.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 19 Jul 1978


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Distance from Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport to Santa Marta Airport as the crow flies is 148 km (93 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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