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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Date:Saturday 8 October 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monterrubio village, Santa Marta (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The DC-6, on an illegal flight (smuggling of 30.000 lbs of marijuana), crashed and burnt on takeoff.
The aircraft model has also been reported as a DC-3.

» Flight International, 28 January 1984
» Aviation Letter 208


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