Date & Time: Jan 31, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss Condor
Operator:
Registration:
653
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Mitú – Bogota
MSN:
56
YOM:
1934
Country:
Colombia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the aircraft caught fire and the captain reduced his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in flames 26 km southeast of Villavicencio. While all 14 occupants escaped unhurt, the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
In flight fire for undetermined reason.