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Date:Saturday 2 September 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47/Basler 67
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-1659
MSN: 32984/16236
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pueblo Rico, Risaralda (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Apiay Airport (API/SKAP), Colombia
Destination airport:Pereira-Matecaña Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
The turbine-powered Douglas AC-47 flew into Cerro Montezuma (11200 feet high), killing all seven on board.
The aircraft was supporting ground troops that had been fighting FARC guerrillas who attacked the communications towers. Vad weather prevailed in the area at the time of the accident.

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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 Apiay Airport to Pereira-Matecaña Airport as the crow flies is 254 km (159 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 4569th loss
  • 1814th fatal accident
  • 680th worst accident (at the time)
  • 682nd worst accident (currently)
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