Airplane Crash - Caqueta, Colombia 12/08/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Caqueta, Colombia


Date12/08/1956
Time06:47
LocationCaqueta, Colombia
OperatorAIDA
RouteBogota - Medellin - Quibdo
TypeConsolidated PBY-5A Catalina
RegistrationHK-133
Aboard16
Fatalities14
Ground0
SummaryThe starboard engine failed shortly after takoff and the plane crash into Quetame Hill, 25km northwest of Santa Cecilia Airport. Complete failure of the starboard engine due to the breakdown of the lubricating system. Recklessness of the pilot in taking off from a closed airport while aware of the poor weather conditions. The aircraft was also overloaded.

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