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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 24 December 1965
Time:13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from TuluŠ (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Curtiss C-46R Commando transport plane was destroyed by fire on the Pardo plains near TuluŠ, Colombia. The airplane carried an illegal cargo of American cigarettes. The crew had fled the scene when police arrived at the wreck. It appeared the airplane carried the fake registration marks HK-597-W.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 26 December 1965, p1+17
» El Tiempo 27 December 1965, p3
» El Tiempo 29 December 1965, p1+11


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