Accident
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Statuts:
Date:dimanche 18 décembre 1966
Heure:02:55
Type/Sous-type:Lockheed L-1649A Starliner
Compagnie:Aerocondor - Aerovías Cóndor de Colombia
Immatriculation: N7301C
Numéro de série: 1002
Année de Fabrication: 1957
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 13 / à bord: 52
Total:victimes: 17 / à bord: 59
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombie) show on map
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombie
Détails:
The Starliner departed Miami at 20:40 for a flight to Bogotá. The flight was uneventful and the plane was cleared for an approach to runway 12. The aircraft crashed just 10-20m short of the runway threshold.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to pilot error. The pilot-in-command misjudged the distance between the aeroplane and the ground and undershot the landing area. He also exercised poor judgement in taking the decision to land in variable weather conditions which perhaps precluded proper visibility of the VASI lights and identification of the exact location of the threshold of runway 12, and in failing to follow the missed approach procedure specified on the Eldorado International Airport chart.
Contributing factors: a) Other personnel: The presence on board of a fourth person in the cockpit (Manager Aerovias Condor de Colombia) may, at certain moment, have distracted the attention of the pilot-in-command of the aircraft during final approach-to-land and/or induced him to exceed his ability.
b) Lack of supervision: The Aerocondor airline accepted as pilot-in-command a pilot who held a second class medical certificate which, under both the US FAA and the Civil Aeronautics Administration of Colombia regulations did not entitle him to act as pilot-in-command of a commercial transport aircraft carrying passengers.
c) Unfavourable weather: There were variable patches of fog in all directions over the airport at the time of the accident."

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Miami International Airport, FL et Bogotá-Eldorado Airport est de 2420 km (1512 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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