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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 19 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-143
MSN: 10088
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Luis de Palenque Airport (SQE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:San Luis de Palenque Airport (SQE), Colombia
Narrative:
Struck terrain while approaching San Luis de Palenque Airport (SQE).

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 20 Sep 1953


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Distance from Villavicencio Airport to San Luis de Palenque Airport as the crow flies is 250 km (156 miles).

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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