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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 September 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-1282
C/n / msn: 33345
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Aruba (   Aruba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA), Aruba
Narrative:
The aircraft went missing en route to Aruba.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» El Tiempo - Jan 11, 1986


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport as the crow flies is 546 km (341 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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