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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 1 February 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:Agencia Interamericana de Aviación - AIDA
Registration: HK-1000E
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Pedrera Airport (LPD) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Destination airport:La Pedrera Airport (LPD/SKLP), Colombia
Narrative:
The PBY-5 Catalina amphibian departed Bogotá on a mail and cargo flight to La Pedrera, Colombia. Intermediate stops were planned at Apia and Mitú.
The Catalina crashed on landing in the Río Caquetá River.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 2-2-1955


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Distance from Mitú Airport to La Pedrera Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (184 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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