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Accident description
Last updated: 17 February 2018
Date:Tuesday 15 March 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Agencia Interamericana de Aviación - AIDA
Registration: HK-1001E
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:El Refugio (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Araracuara Airport (ACR/SKAC), Colombia
Destination airport:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Crashed in the jungle.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Araracuara Airport to Villavicencio Airport as the crow flies is 542 km (339 miles).

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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