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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 23 May 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerocondor - Aerovías Cóndor de Colombia
Registration: HK-503
MSN: 10171
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Santa Marta Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Flightnumber: 226
A Douglas C-47 passenger plane operated by Aerocondor was destroyed by fire following a takeoff accident at Barranquilla Airport, Colombia. All 19 passengers and three crew members survived. Four occupants sustained minor injuries.
The airplane operated on a domestic service from Barranquilla to Santa Marta and Maicao. On takeoff one of the engines lost power. The airplane settled back on the runway. It departed the paved surface and collided with a mount, located about 50 m from the runway. A fire erupted, consuming the fuselage.

» El Tiempo 24 May 1967, p1+3


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Distance from Barranquilla-Soledad Airport to Santa Marta Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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