Accident Douglas DC-3A HK-1340, Sunday 7 July 1985
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Date:Sunday 7 July 1985
Time:12:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Owner/operator:LACOL Colombia
Registration: HK-1340
MSN: 11704
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) -   Colombia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV)
Destination airport:Carurú Airport (CUO/SKCR)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed on initial climb. The DC-3 collided with trees, hit the ground and caught fire.
The Colombian authorities reported the accident to ICAO with a date of 6 June 1985. Yet, the accident was only mentioned in a newspaper dated 8 July.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Aircraft overloaded.

Sources:

ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#38)
El Siglo de Torreon 8 July 1985, p 12B

Images:


photo (c) Ron Mak

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