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Amazonas

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando in Leticia

Date & Time: Apr 30, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-791
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
26805
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown, a tyre burst. The airplane veered off runway and came to rest. There were no casualties but the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after a tyre burst upon landing.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina off La Pedrera: 12 killed

Date & Time: Nov 26, 1966 at 1424 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-621
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Pedrera – Leticia
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 33 at La Pedrera Airport, while in initial climb, the seaplane stalled and crashed into the Rio Caquetá. A passenger was rescued while 12 other occupants were killed.