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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 4 February 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/B
Operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1389
C/n / msn: 43519/221
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Marta (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Destination airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea following engine trouble.

Sources:
» Aviation News 05.03.1976


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Distance from Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport to Curaçao-Hato International Airport as the crow flies is 583 km (364 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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