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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Date:Monday 6 February 1950
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-665
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cali (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Panama City-Albrook AFB, Panama
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
A Douglas C-47 transport plane operated by the Colombian Air Force went missing during a flight between Panama City-Albrook AFB and Cali, Colombia.
The flight departed from Albrook at 13:15. Last radio contact was at 15:20 when the flight reported overhead Buenaventura, Colombia, expecting to arrive at Cali about 15:55.

» El Tiempo 23 February 1950, p.21
» El Tiempo 8 February 1950, p.1


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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 Panama City-Albrook AFB to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 695 km (434 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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