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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 20 December 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Vías Aéreas de Colombia - VIARCO
Registration: C-406
C/n / msn:
First flight:
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Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buenaventura (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport (BUN/SKBU), Colombia
Narrative:
Struck a submerged tree trunk or mud bank and broke in to on landing after a flight from Cali.



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Distance from Cali Airport to Buenaventura-Gerardo Tobar López Airport as the crow flies is 74 km (46 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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