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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Saturday 26 July 1975
Time:ca 18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-654
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sierra Nevada de Cocuy (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Saravena-Los Colonizadores Airport (RVE/SKSA), Colombia
Destination airport:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
The airplane operated on a flight from Saravena to Villavicencio and Bogotá.

» El Tiempo 28 July 1975, p1+10A
» El Tiempo 30 July 1975, p3A


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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 Saravena-Los Colonizadores Airport to Villavicencio Airport as the crow flies is 364 km (227 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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