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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Saturday 25 July 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Transamazonica Colombia
Registration: HK-772
MSN: 11743
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) from Carurú Airport (CUO) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Carurú Airport (CUO/SKCR), Colombia
When overflying Carurú Airport's runway 29 to inspect the surface condition, the no. 2 engine started vibrating. The crew shut the engine down, feathered the prop and started a right turn to runway 11. Airspeed dropped, and the aircraft crashed 500 m short of this runway.

» El Tiempo 28 July 1981, p8A


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