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Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Fecha:domingo 16 julio 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operador:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registración: FAC-680
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cerro Kennedy (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport (RCH/SKRH), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Marta Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Descripción:
Struck the Cerro Kennedy mountain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The wreckage was located after three days.

Fuentes:
» 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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