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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Saturday 26 November 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Registration: FAC-621
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from La Pedrera Airport (LPD) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Pedrera Airport (LPD/SKLP), Colombia
Destination airport:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Colombia
Crashed in the Rio Caquetá river, shortly after takeoff from La Pedrera.

» El Tiempo - 29 Nov 1966
» El Tiempo - 28 Nov 1966


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Distance from La Pedrera Airport to Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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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