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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 29 Januar 1953
Zeit:ca 10:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Lineas Interamericana Aérea
Kennzeichen: HK-605
Werknummer: 30362
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 6 km SE of Bogotá-Techo Airport (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Kolumbien
Flug nach:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Kolumbien
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.

» El Tiempo 30 January 1953, p1+21


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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.

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