Date & Time: Feb 12, 1970 at 0738 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Villavicencio – Puerto Inírida
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The airplane departed Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport at 0620LT on a scheduled flight to Puerto Inírida. About 55 minutes into the flight, the left engine oversped and the crew decided to return to Villavicencio. Some 23 minutes later, the aircraft crashed in Puerto López. A passenger was seriously injured while 13 other occupants were killed. Three days later, the only survivor died from his injuries.
Technical problems with the left engine in flight for undetermined reason.