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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 8 March 1947
Time:14:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Vías Aéreas de Colombia - VIARCO
Registration: C-400
C/n / msn: 4792
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 25 km NW of Villavicencio (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3 passenger plane impacted the side of a mountain, some twelve minutes after takeoff from Villavicencio, Colombia. The wreckage was located on March 12, 1947.

Classification:
Missing

Sources:
» Civil Aircraft Registers of Colombia / Air Britain Historians, 1983
» El Tiempo 13-3-1947


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Distance from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Bogotá-Techo Airport as the crow flies is 78 km (49 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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