SACO (Colombia)

The Colombian Air Service (Spanish: Servicio Aéreo Colombiano), or SACO, was an early Colombian airline. In 1940, SACO merged with the Colombo-German Air Transport Society (Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo, or SCADTA) and changed became the 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 crashed with another Ford Trimotor of SCADTA in Medellín, Colombia. Fifteen people were killed including the world famous tango singer Carlos Gardel.

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