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Date:Saturday 28 August 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cali (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Balboa-Howard AFB (HOW/MPHO), Panama
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain (Cerro Calima).

Sources:
» El Tiempo 1 September 1965, p1+6
» El Tiempo 31 August 1965, p1+20


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Distance from Balboa-Howard AFB to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 692 km (432 miles).

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Douglas DC-3

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