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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 23 June 1959
Time:ca 19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Registration: HK-135
C/n / msn: 10418
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cerro Baco (   Peru)
Crash site elevation: 2800 m (9186 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru
Flightnumber: 667
A Douglas DC-4 passenger plane, registered HK-135, was destroyed in an accident in Peru. All ten passengers and four crew members were killed.
Avianca flight 667 departed Bogotá-Techo Airport at 12:52 on an international passenger flight to Lima, Peru. An en route stop was made at Quito, where the airplane departed at 15:48 following a twenty-minute stopover. Last radio contact with the flight was at 18:45. The flight crew estimated landing at Lima at 20:11.
The aircraft failed to arrive at Lima and was later found to have flown into the side the Cerro Baco Mountain (14500 feet high).

» El Tiempo - 25 June 1959


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Lima-Limatambo Airport as the crow flies is 1334 km (834 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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