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The Colombian Air Service ( ), or SACO, was an early Colombianmarker airline. Founded in 1933, in 1940 SACO merged with the Colombo-German Air Transport Society (Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo, or SCADTA); the new company was named Airline of the American Continent (Aerovías del Continente Americano, or Avianca). Avianca still operates to this day.

On 24 June 1935, a Ford Trimotor of SACO collided during take off with another Ford Trimotor of SCADTA at Medellínmarker, Colombia. Fifteen people were killed including the world famous tango singer Carlos Gardel.


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