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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 15 August 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: 642
C/n / msn: 5-AT-044
First flight: 1929-04-25 (12 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palanquero AFB (PAL) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Palanquero-German Olano Air Base (PQE/SKPQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 16 Ago 1941
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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Distance from Palanquero-German Olano Air Base to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 110 km (69 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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