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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 26 April 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-326
C/n / msn: 4631
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 3 km N of Sogamoso Airport (SOX) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport (SOX/SKSO), Colombia
Destination airport:Trinidad Airport (TDA/SKTD), Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3 impacted terrain after losing altitude shortly after takeoff from Sogamoso Airport (SOX), Colombia. Just one crew member survived the accident.
The airplane operated on a domestic service from Sogamoso (SOX) to Trinidad (TDA), San Luis de Palenque (SQE), Paz de Ariporo (PZA), Nunchia (NUH), Tablón de Támara (TTM) and then back to Sogamoso.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 27 April 1967, p1+21


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Distance from Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport to Trinidad Airport as the crow flies is 147 km (92 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Douglas DC-3

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