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Date:Saturday 28 January 1978
Time:ca 13:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Operator:SADELCA Colombia - Sociedad Aérea del Caqueta
Registration: HK-1351
MSN: 42958
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) NW of San Vicente Airport (SVI) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Destination airport:San Vicente Airport (SVI/SKSV), Colombia
Narrative:
The aircraft struck a cloud-covered mountain, Cerro Granada, at 6800 feet.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 29 Feb 1978


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Distance from Neiva Airport to San Vicente Airport as the crow flies is 106 km (66 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4301st loss
  • 1697th fatal accident
  • 424th worst accident (at the time)
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