Date & Time: Sep 26, 1953 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Canadian Vickers PBV-1 Canso (OA-10 Canso)
Girardot – Puerto Boyacá
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the Canso was hit by a Colombian Air Force Republic F-47D Thunderbolt registered 856. Hos pilot left Germán Olano Moreno Airbase in Puerto Salgar for a combined exercice with few other similar fighters. Following the collision, the Canso dove into the ground and crashed in a field located near Guarinocito, killing all four occupants. The pilot of the fighter was able to bail out and was later recovered alive.