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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 12 August 1974
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (Hyper)
Registration: HK-508
MSN: 4527
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 100 km NE of Cali (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO/SKCO), Colombia
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
The DC-3 departed Tumaco at 08:25, estimating a 09:55 arrival at Cali. The crew became lost in rainy weather conditions and flew into Trujillo Mountain at 9670 feet. The wreckage was found on October 31, 1974.

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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 Tumaco-La Florida Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 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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