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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 15 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Limitada Nacional de Servicio Aéreo - LANSA
Registration: C-310
C/n / msn: 13807
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) W of Bogotá (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3 struck a fog-shrouded hill and crashed about five minutes after takeoff.

Sources:
» L'Unità 17-12-1948


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Distance from Bogotá-Techo Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 696 km (435 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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