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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Friday 19 February 1971
Time:16:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-692
C/n / msn: 10442
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP), Colombia
Destination airport:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA/SKEJ), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas C-54B (DC-4) transport plane of the Colombian Air Force was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Barrancabermeja (EJA), Colombia.
The airplane landed on runway 21 but failed to stop and overran the runway. A post-impact fire erupted.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» El Tiempo 20-2-1971


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Distance from Valledupar Airport to Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport as the crow flies is 382 km (239 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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