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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 10 September 1980
Time:ca 21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aeronorte Colombia - Aerovias del Norte
Registration: HK-329
C/n / msn: 4404
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puerto Berrío (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
A wing separated in flight, causing the aircraft to lose control and crash in a swampy and wooded area.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Wing attachment bolts failed in convecting turbulence.

Classification:
Turbulence
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Tiempo 12 September 1980, p2B


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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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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