Accident Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A) HK-1510, Saturday 26 September 1953
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Date:Saturday 26 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Registration: HK-1510
MSN: CV-257
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:N of Guarinocito -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Canso A flying boat collided with a Colombian Air Force Republic F-47D Thunderbolt (856) at 5000 feet. All three crew and the sole passenger of the Canso were killed. The fighter pilot bailed out and survived.
The Catalina operated a flight from Girardot to Puerto Boyacá. The F-47 was the leader of a formation that was engaged in a training flight out of captain Germán Olano Moreno Air Base.


Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
El Tiempo 27 September 1953, p1+9/28 September 1953, p1+22


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