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Date:Thursday 29 January 1953
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Lineas Interamericana Aérea
Registration: HK-605
MSN: 30362
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 6 km SE of Bogotá-Techo Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
The Curtiss C-46 transport plane took off from Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia on a domestic cargo flight to Cartagena and Barranquilla. Immediately after takeoff the left hand engine quit. The crew carried out a forced landing in the Santa Lucia suburb of Bogotá.

Forced landing outside airport

» El Tiempo 30 January 1953, p1+21


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