Airplane Crash - Medellin, Colombia 06/24/1935

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Medellin, Colombia


Date06/24/1935
Time14:36
LocationMedellin, Colombia
OperatorServicio Aereo Columbiano / SCADTA
TypeFord Tri-Motor / Ford Tri-Motor
RegistrationC-31 / F-31
Cn/In5-AT-112/5-AT-006
Aboard20
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryA collision occurred between the two Ford Tri-Motors as one was barely off the ground and one was still on the ground at Olaya Herrera Airfield. The accident was officially attributed to wind sheer or the one aircraft being blown into the other aircraft as it took off. Rivalry among the two pilots may have played a part in the accident as one pilot had buzzed the other four days before the accident.. Actor, singer, Carlos Gardel, 44, and his lyricist Alfredo Le Pera, 35, among those killed.

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