Date & Time: Aug 27, 1941 at 1520 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ford 5
Operator:
Registration:
644
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tarapaca – Tres Esquinas
MSN:
5-AT-089
YOM:
10
Country:
Colombia
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
13
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
Few minutes after take off from Tarapaca Airport, bound for Tres Esquinas, the aircraft caught fire and crashed in a dense wooded area located few km from the airport. Rescuers arrived on the scene 2 days and a half later and all 16 occupants were killed.