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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 January 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 624
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Puerto Boyacá Airport (PYA/SKVL), Colombia
Destination airport:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS/SKTQ), Colombia
Narrative:
The Ju-52/3m, floatplane crashed due to mechanical failure. All three crew members and 10 passengers killed.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 16 January 1936, p1+13/17 January 1936, p1+last/19 January 1936, p1+14/20 January 1936, p1


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Distance from Puerto Boyacá Airport to Tres Esquinas Air Base as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).

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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