Airplane Crash - Pereira, Colombia 03/10/1934

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Pereira, Colombia


Date03/10/1934
LocationPereira, Colombia
OperatorPan American Airways (Scadta)
RouteQuiddo - Cartago
TypeSikorsky S-38 Flying Boat
RegistrationNC-9107
Aboard6
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryScadta was a Pan Am subsidiary. It was operating a domestiflight, which crashed in the Colombian jungle, which was called 'Green Hell.' Five Goigira Indians, who were canoeing up the Uribe River, found pieces of clothing, and then dead bodies of five people from the crash, and the wreckage of the aircraft. They also found a man who was alive, but dazed, exhausted, half crazy and unable to speak. They carried him for seven days through the jungle to civilization. He later recovered, and his name was Newton C. Marshall, General Manager of South American Gold & Platinum Company. He was the only survivor.

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