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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 March 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-620
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Natagaima (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Tres Esquinas Air Base (TQS/SKTQ), Colombia
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain. The wreckage was located on March 24, 1957.

Sources:
» El Litoral 16 March 1957, p1
» El Tiempo 31 December 1957, p16
» El Litoral 25-3-1957, p.1


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Tres Esquinas Air Base as the crow flies is 454 km (284 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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