Accident Douglas DC-6A/B HK-1707, Friday 8 December 1978
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Date:Friday 8 December 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-6A/B
Owner/operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1707
MSN: 44687/535
Year of manufacture:1954
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Location:Sierra Cucuy -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP)
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
The DC-6 cargo plane went missing during a flight from Puerto España, Trinidad & Tobago to Bogotá.
Last radio contact was at 18:23, seventeen minutes before the estimated arrival time.


El Tiempo 9 December 1978, p11D
El Tiempo 10 December 1978, p6B
El Tiempo 12 December 1978, p1+1C


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP); August 1975

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