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Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Date:Saturday 20 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operator:Unknown
Registration: HI-197
C/n / msn: 26716
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Peninsula de La Guajira (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Dominican Republic-registered C-46 transport plane crashed at night into the sea off the Guajira Peninsula. All six on board were rescued.
The airplane was apparently used on a drug trafficking flight.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 22 September 1980, p3A


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photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-HI-197
accident date: 20-09-1980
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: HI-197
 
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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