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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 1 March 1950
Time:ca 15:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Sociedad Aeronautica Medellin - SAM
Registration: HK-507
C/n / msn: 4725
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-3 airplane was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) in Colombia.
The airplane, HK-507 took off from Olaya Herrera Airport at 16:42 to conduct a test flight following repairs that were carried out on engine no. 1. Upon returning to the airport, the pilot was cleared to land at 15:24. Shortly afterwards the airplane entered an area of torrential rain and very strong winds. The DC-3 impacted terrain, killing the copilot and one of the two mechanics.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 2 Mar 1950


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