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Date:Saturday 10 May 1947
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar
Operator:Transandina de Aviación
Registration: C-801
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Cartagena (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea, just off Playa de Marbella. The airplane had just taken off from Cartagena-Crespo Airport and had reached a height of about 300 m before it came down.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 11 May 1947, p1+11


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Distance from Cartagena-Crespo Airport to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 660 km (413 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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