Date & Time: Jan 29, 1953 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Lineas Interamericana Aérea
Bogotá – Cartagena – Barranquilla
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Techo Airport, while in initial climb, the crew encountered technical problems with the left engine. The pilot-in-command reduced his altitude and completed an emergency landing in a wasteland located six km southeast of the airport. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of the left engine after takeoff.