Loss of control Accident Douglas C-53B (DC-3) C-108, Wednesday 22 January 1947
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Date:Wednesday 22 January 1947
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53B (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Avianca
Registration: C-108
MSN: 4829
Year of manufacture:1941
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Puerto Araujo -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bogotá-Techo Airport
Destination airport:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA/SKEJ)
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:

El Tiempo 25 June 1947, p3
Civil Aircraft Registers of Colombia / Air Britain Historians, 1983

Statistics

  • 34th worst accident in 1947
  • 335th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 121st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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