Date & Time: Jan 21, 1972 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Medellín – Quibdó – Bahía Solano – Buenaventura – Cali
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route from Mdellín to Quibdó, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to clouds. While cruising at an altitude of 12,500 feet, the airplane struck the slope of Mt San Nicolas (3,800 meters) located southwest of Betania. The wreckage was found four days later, on January 25. All 39 occupants were killed, among them civilians.
It is believed that the crew lost his orientation while cruising in poor weather conditions and failed to realize he was not on properly track, thus at the right altitude.