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Datum:Mittwoch 24 Juli 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Kennzeichen: FAC-902
Werknummer: 45067/709
Baujahr: 1956
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 76 / Insassen: 76
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 80 / Insassen: 80
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:32 km (20 Meilen) N of Leticia (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
Unfallbericht:
Because of a strike among Avianca pilots, Air Force transport planes were used on domestic services. The aircraft was flying in bad weather (rainstorm) when a no. 3 engine fire caused the plane to crash into the jungle.

Informationsquelle:
» The Times 26.07.1985


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-6B-N14436
accident date: 24-07-1985
type: Douglas DC-6B
registration: N14436
 

Map
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 Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 1089 km (681 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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