Accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) FAC-662, Monday 24 May 1948
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Date:Monday 24 May 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-662
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Madrid Air Base -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA)
Destination airport:Madrid Air Base (SKMA)
A Douglas C-47 transport plane, operated by the Colombian Air Force, was damaged beyond repair in an accident following a mid air collision near Madrid Air Base, Colombia.
The airplane operated on a training flight. It was on final for a landing on runway 24 when it collided with a Luscombe training plane of the Aeroclub Colombia. Both aircraft crashed. The pilot of the training plane disobeyed radio orders to remain airborne while the DC-3 was landing.


Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49 and 54)
El Tiempo - 25 May 1948

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