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Accident description
Last updated: 8 December 2016
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Date:Thursday 11 March 1965
Time:07:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-153
C/n / msn: 4711
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Flightnumber:AV677
Narrative:
A C-47 passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a takeoff accident at Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia. All 34 occupants survived the accident.
Avianca flight 677 took off at 07:10, bound for Bogotá. It drifted to the right during takeoff and went off the runway. It ran across a ditch and came to rest. A fire broke out.


Sources:
» El Tiempo 12-3-1965


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Distance from Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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