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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 20 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operator:Unknown
Registration: HI-197
C/n / msn: 26716
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Peninsula de La Guajira (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Haitian-registered C-46 transport plane crashed at night into the sea off the Guajira Peninsula. All six on board were rescued.
The airplane was apparently used on a drug trafficking flight.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 22 September 1980, p3A


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