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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 21 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-671
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS) (   Colombia)
Crash site elevation: 178 m (584 feet) amsl
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS/SKTQ), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 operated by the Colombian Air Force was destroyed when it crashed at Tres Esquinas Air Base, Colombia.
All three crew members were killed.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 22 Apr 1951


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