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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 9 März 1955
Zeit:ca 15:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Kennzeichen: HK-328
Werknummer: 20224
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cerro Trujillo (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Condoto-Mandinga Airport (COG/SKCD), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Kolumbien
A Douglas C-47 passenger plane operated by Avianca was destroyed when it impacted a mountainside during a domestic flight between Condoto and Cali, Colombia.
All eight on board were killed. The airplane also carried a cargo of gold and platinum.
The flight departed Condoto at 14:36, expecting to arrive at Cali about 15:35. Last radio contact was at 15:15 when the flight reported north of Cali at 12,500 feet.

The wreckage was found on March 13, 1955.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 62)
» El Tiempo 24 March 1955, p.18
» El Tiempo 13 March 1955, p.1
» El Tiempo 10 March 1955, p.1


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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 Condoto-Mandinga Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 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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