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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 15 Mai 1991
Zeit:ca 09:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:ADES Colombia - Aerolineas del Este
Kennzeichen: HK-3177
Werknummer: 26775/15330
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 1 km N of Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Miraflores Airport (MFS/SKMF), Kolumbien
The Douglas C-47B of ADES Colombia operated on a cargo flight from La Macarena to Villavicencio and Miraflores, Colombia.
The aircraft took off from Villavicencio at 09:09 hours local time, carrying 3000 kg of food and 11 additional passengers.
After 8 and a half minutes of flight, the flight crew reported to the control tower that engine no. 2 had failed. A turn back to Villavicencio was made. Height was lost and the airplane could not reach the runway. It crashed in a pasture.

» Flight International
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.03
» El Tiempo, 16-5-1991


photo of Douglas-C-47B-HK-3177
accident date: 15-05-1991
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: HK-3177

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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Miraflores Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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