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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Friday 21 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 837 Viscount
Operator:Lineas Aéreas La Urraca
Registration: HK-1347
C/n / msn: 442
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 3 km NW of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Colombia
The Viscount crashed during a rainstorm shortly after leaving Bogotá for San Andres.



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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to San Andrés Island Airport as the crow flies is 1202 km (751 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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Vickers Viscount

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