Date & Time: Nov 3, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Compaña de Aviacion Aéreo Amazonas
Quito - Bogotá
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was on his way from Quito to Bogotá as the aircraft was under a maintenance program. While cruising at an altitude of 5,100 meters in poor weather conditions, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Nevado de Santa Isabel located about 150 km west of Bogotá. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. The wreckage was spotted on January 6, 1972. The accident was not survivable.
Controlled flight into terrain.