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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 April 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 643
C/n / msn: 5-AT-47
First flight: 1929-05-23 (11 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Río Putumayo (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tarapaca Airport (TCD), Colombia
Narrative:
Forced landing on Brazilian territory (Rió Puritú) near Brazil-Colombian border after engine failure. The airplane operated on a flight from Caucaya.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 25 April 1941, p1
» El Tiempo 27 December 1941, p1+10
» El Tiempo 29 December 1941, p1+7a


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