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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 24 junio 1935
Hora:14:51
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operador:Servicio Aéreo Colombiano - SACO
Registración: F-31
Numéro de série: 5-AT-006
Año de Construcción: 1928-11-22 (6 years 7 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 13
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1506 m (4941 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Descripción:
Two Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor passenger planes were destroyed in a collision at Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Colombia. Seventeen occupants were killed.
Tri-Motor F-31, operated by SACO, swung off the runway during takeoff run and struck a SCADTA Ford Tri-Motor, registered C-31 that was taxiing towards the runway. Both aircraft caught fire. All seven on board the SCADTA plane were killed. Ten of 13 occupants of the SACO plane were killed.
Among those killed on the SACO plane were: Capt Ernesto Samper Mendoza (pilot), Carlos Gardel (47, singer, actor), and Alfredo Le Pera (35, lyricist).

Fuentes:
» Aviacol.net > Servicio Aéreo Colombiano - SACO
» El Tiempo - 25 June 1935


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 237 km (148 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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