Airplane Crash - Cordoba, Colombia 03/19/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cordoba, Colombia


Date03/19/1960
Time11:10
LocationCordoba, Colombia
OperatorSAMSA
Flight #901
RouteSan Andres - Medellin
TypeCurtiss C-46
RegistrationHK-516
Cn/In2927/384
Aboard46
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryForced landing after engine failure. The accident was attributed to an error in judgment by the pilot in deciding to land at an airport which was closed and where no radio aid was available. Contributing factors were intermittent overspeeding of propellers, adverse weather and no communication tower.

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