Narrative:Flight 676 departed Bogotá at 13:58 and climbed to 9000 feet. Last radio contact was at 14:50 when the crew reported over Cimitarra at 9000 feet in VMC. The aircraft found to have crashed on the peak Pan de Azucar, at an elevation of 7200 feet.
|Date:||Monday 22 March 1965|
|C/n / msn:|| 4753|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Total airframe hrs:||32455|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26|
|Total:||Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pan de Azucar Peak (Colombia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command continued to fly VFR in unfavourable meteorological conditions which necessitated operation by instrument flight rules."
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (49-52)
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.