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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Saturday 23 February 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TC-47B (DC-3)
Operator:Aerotal Colombia
Registration: HK-1333
MSN: 27051/15606
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Marmato (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cali-Palmaseca Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:?
The TC-47B departed Cali at 12:00 and had just passed the Marmato beacon when a no. 2 engine failure caused the cowling to detach partly, brushing against the propeller. Attempts to feather the prop, accompanied by heavy vibrations, failed at first. When a fire started in the engine, it was successfully shut down and the prop feathered.
A forced landing was then made on a ploughed field.

The airplane was reportedly repaired and bought by the Colombian Air Force before it was lost in an accident on July 30, 1979.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The no. 2 engine failure was caused by a no. 5 cylinder failure.

Forced landing outside airport


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