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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 15 April 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:South American Gulf Oil Company
Registration: NC8411
C/n / msn: 5-AT-049
First flight: 1929-06-08 (9 years 10 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near El Carmen, Santander (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain. The airplane operated on a flight from Barranquilla to El Tarra via Convención.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
» El Tiempo - 16 Apr 1939


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