ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18 Lodestar C-804 Bogotá-Techo
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Date:Tuesday 29 June 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Lodestar
Operator:Sociedad Colombiana de Transportes Aéreos - SCOLTA
Registration: C-804
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bogotá-Techo (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín (unknown airport), Colombia
Returned shortly after take-off du to technical problems and made a wheels up landing.

The registration was reported in local press as C-408 and C-804. The latter seems probably correct as this is in sequence with other Lodestars and because C-408 was reportedly used on a DC-3.

Forced landing outside airport

» El Tiempo 30 Juni 1948, p1+2
» El Tiempo 1 July 1948, p17


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