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Last updated: 6 October 2015
Datum:zaterdag 29 juli 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Registratie: HK-107
Constructienummer: 11723
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 17
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Las Palomas (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paz de Ariporo-Casanare Airport (PZA/SKPZ), Colombia
Two Avianca DC-3 aircraft, HK-107 and HK-1341 crashed following a mid-air collision over the Las Palomas mountain range, Colombia. All 38 passengers and crew members were killed.
Flight AV626 departed Villavicencio (VVC) at 06:20 for a domestic flight to Paz de Ariporo (PZA), Arauca (AUC) and Saravena (RVE). There were three crew members and eighteen passengers on board.
The other flight, carried out by HK-1341, departed Villavicencio at 06:22 on a flight to El Yopal (EYP), Trinidad (TDA), Orocue (ORC) and Las Gaviotas (LGT).
There were three crew members and fourteen passengers on board.
Both aircraft were heading in the same direction, initially with a separation of two minutes. About thirty minutes after takeoff both aircraft collided and crashed.

» La Nacion - Jul 30, 1972


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Villavicencio Airport en Paz de Ariporo-Casanare Airport bedraagt 268 km (168 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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Douglas DC-3

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