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Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Finca La Bendición: 14 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 2019 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2494
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Jose del Guaviare – Villavicencio
MSN:
33105/16357
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While descending to Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport, the crew contacted ATC and declared an emergency when the airplane crashed in flames in a palm grove located in Finca La Bendición, about 35 km south of La Vanguardia Airport. The aircraft was partially destroyed by a post crash fire and all 14 occupants were killed.