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Accident description
Last updated: 20 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 22 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53B (DC-3)
Registration: C-108
C/n / msn: 4829
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puerto Araujo (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA/SKEJ), Colombia

Loss of control

» El Tiempo 25 June 1947, p3
» Civil Aircraft Registers of Colombia / Air Britain Historians, 1983


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bogotá-Techo Airport to Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport as the crow flies is 268 km (167 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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