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Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 5 October 2013
Time:ca 01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: N356PH
MSN: 502
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Acandí, Chocó Province (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A U.S. DHC-8 military surveillance plane crashed near Acandí, Chocó Province, Colombia, killing four occupants. Both pilots survived.
The airplane operated on a maritime counter-drug patrol mission in the Panama-Colombian border area.
The identity of the plane has not been confirmed.

Sources:
» Prensa
» Exclusive: A Secret Mission, a One-Eyed Pilot, a Fiery Crash in Colombia (Vocativ, 16-12-2013)


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