2019 Colombia DC-3 crash

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2019 Colombia DC-3 crash
HK-2494 Douglas DC-3 SADELCA (7496097304).jpg
HK-2494, the aircraft involved, seen in July 2012
Date9 March 2019 (2019-03-09)
SummaryCrashed onto ground; under investigation
SiteVereda La Bendición, San Martín, Meta, Colombia
Aircraft typeDouglas DC-3
OperatorLatinoamericana de Servicios Aereo
Flight originJorge Enrique González Torres Airport, San José del Guaviare, Colombia
DestinationLa Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio, Colombia

On 9 March 2019 a Douglas DC-3 operated by Latinoamericana de Servicios Aereo (Laser Aéreo) crashed near San Carlos de Guaroa, Colombia.[1][2][3][4][5] The plane was on a flight from Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport, San José del Guaviare to La Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio.[1] All 14 people on board were killed.[1] The crew were attempting to land at Villavicencio and had just declared an emergency.[1]


The Aeronautica Civil reports that the aircraft, registered HK-2494, was built in 1945,[5][6] for the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) as a Douglas TC-47B-DK (USAAF 44-76773 / MSN 16357 / 33105) , and converted to a Douglas R4D-7 (USN Bureau Number 99826) for the United States Navy on 14 May 1945.[7][3] Re-designated as a Douglas TC-47K in 1962,[7][3] it was transferred to the University of Texas at Austin on 8 Oct 1971 with civil registration N87611.[7][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hradecky, Simon (9 March 2019). "Crash: Laser Colombia DC3 near Villavicencio on Mar 9th 2019, lost height on approach". avherald.com. The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Se estrelló avioneta en el Meta: confirman 12 víctimas, entre las que habría una alcaldesa" [Plane crashed in Meta: 12 victims confirmed, including a mayor] (in Spanish). Pulzo. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Accident description for HK2494 at the Aviation Safety Network
  4. ^ "Colombia plane crash 'kills 12'". BBC News. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kaminski-Morrow, David (10 March 2019). "No survivors from Laser DC-3 crash in Colombia". Flightglobal.com. Flightglobal. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ Niles, Russ (10 March 2019). "DC-3 Airliner Crash Kills 14 - AVweb flash Article". www.avweb.com. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Baugher, Joe. "US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos--Third Series (90020 to 99860)". www.joebaugher.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.