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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 23 November 1965
Time:05:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46R Commando
Operator:Associated Aviation Industries
Registration: N1210W
C/n / msn: 33595
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Urrao (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Curtiss C-46R Commando transport plane was destroyed in an accident near Urrao, Colombia. The crew continued VFR in instrument weather conditions until the aircraft impacted the side of a mountain called Cerro Pelado between the cities of Frontino and Urrao.
The airplane carried a cargo of cigarettes and was bound for Ecuador. The wreckage was located about January 10, 1966.

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 11 Jan 1966
» NTSB COL65AA373


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