SAMSA Flight 901

SAMSA Flight 901Saturday March 19, 1960
Forced landing after engine failure. The accident was attributed to an error in judgment by the pilot in deciding to land at an airport which was closed and where no radio aid was available. Contributing factors were intermittent overspeeding of propellers, adverse weather and no communication tower.

Crash Details

DateSaturday March 19, 1960
LocationCordoba, Colombia
Passengers42
Crew4
Fatalities25
Survivors21
Aircraft TypeCurtiss C-46
OperatorSAMSA
RegistrationHK-516
Flight OriginSan Andres
Flight Destination Medellin
Cordoba, Colombia
SAMSA
Curtiss C-46
1960