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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 7 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aéreos - ACTA
Registration: LV-JMC
MSN: 27038
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Panama City-Tocumen (   Panama)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
Destination airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador

Some reports say the airplane involved was LV-HIJ or LV-GGN. However, LV-HIJ, c/n 22346, was written off 30 April 1964. LV-GGN was actually a Lockheed A-29-LO Hudson c/n 414-6448.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Panama City-Tocumen International Airport to Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport as the crow flies is 1243 km (777 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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