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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 2 September 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas AC-47/Basler 67
Fluggesellschaft:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Kennzeichen: FAC-1659
Werknummer: 32984/16236
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Pueblo Rico, Risaralda (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Apiay Airport (API/SKAP), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Pereira-Matecaña Airport (PEI/SKPE), Kolumbien
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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