Accident description
Last updated: 22 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 August 1973
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228F
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-111
C/n / msn: 4105
First flight: 1941
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near El Yopal (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3 took off from Villavicencio at 11:13 for an estimated 45 min. flight to El Yopal. The aircraft struck a hill at 480m at around 11:40. Visibility in the area was almost zero in the area, while the aircraft was flying VMC.

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to El Yopal Airport as the crow flies is 186 km (116 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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