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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 3 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Compania Aéreo Amazonas
Registration: HC-ANJ
C/n / msn: 20719
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nevado de Santa Isabel (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3, which was ferried for repairs to Bogotá, collided with a volcano at an elevation of 5100 m.
The wreckage was found on January 6, 1972.



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Distance from Cali Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 278 km (174 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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