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Crash of a Douglas C-47 near Salento: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1983
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-651
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Leguizamo – Neiva – Cali – Bogotá
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Puerto Leguizamo to Neiva, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of Mt El Paramillo located near Solento. All four crew members were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Rio Aguarico

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1977 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-118
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tres Esquinas - Puerto Leguizamo
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing near the Rio Aguarico while completing a flight from Tres Esquinas to Puerto Leguizamo, apparently after being lost. The wreckage was spotted three days later about 20 km from the Colombia - Ecuador border and all four occupants were evacuated.

Crash of a Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator near Tena

Date & Time: Jun 25, 1975
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
505
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tres Esquinas – Puerto Leguízamo
MSN:
6706
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was supposed to fly from Tres Esquinas to Puerto Leguízamo but as the flight was illegal, they departed the Colombian Airspace for Ecuador. En route, an unexpected situation forced the crew to attempt an emergency landing by the Rio Pusuno, east of the city of Tena. All three occupants escaped and were arrested while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. A load of cocaine was found on board.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Puerto Leguízamo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 9, 1951
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-616
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madrid – Puerto Leguízamo – Leticia
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While taking off from the Río Putumayo in Puerto Leguízamo, the seaplane hit a sand bank and crashed. A pilot was killed while all other occupants were rescued. The airplane was performing a flight from the Madrid AFB in Bogotá to Leticia with several intermediate stops en route, carrying mail, equipment and army personnels.

Crash of a Junkers W.34hi in Puerto Boy

Date & Time: Feb 15, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
404
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Leguizamo – Tres Esquinas
MSN:
2761
YOM:
1934
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the engine failed, forcing the pilot to attempt an emergency landing near Puerto Boy, Putumayo. The aircraft was found few hours later and all four occupants (three crew members and a woman passenger) were injured and rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.