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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Fecha:martes 18 diciembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D-10-DC (DC-4)
Registración: FAC-1106
Numéro de série: 10853
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 16 / Ocupantes: 16
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cerro Toledo (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 3400 m (11155 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport (AUC/SKUC), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
A Douglas C-54 of military airline SATENA was destroyed when it impacted a mountainside at an altitude of 3400 m. All twenty-one on board (five crew, 15 passengers and a newborn baby) were killed.
The airplane operated on a flight from Arauca to Cúcuta, Colombia and crashed between Pamplona and Cúcuta.

» El Tiempo 21 December 1979, p5A
» El Tiempo 22 December 1979, p1+12A
» El Tiempo 4 January 1979, p6B


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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 Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 217 km (135 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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