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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Monday 17 March 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:TACA International Airlines
Registration: YS-28
C/n / msn: 18-2450
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) NW of Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:San José-La Sabana Airport, Costa Rica
Narrative:
Flew into the a mountainside of Cerro del Padre Amaya.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» El Tiempo 19 March 1947


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to San José-La Sabana Airport as the crow flies is 1019 km (637 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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