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Last updated: 26 March 2019
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 1974
Time:ca 16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-260 Srs. 2A
Operator:SATENA
Registration: FAC-1103
C/n / msn: 1704
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:34 km (21.3 mls) NNW of Florencia (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
The HS-748 impacted Gabinete Peak in Colombia, killing all on board. The aircraft operated on a flight from Bucaramanga to Bogotá with an en route stop at Florencia. The aircraft departed Florencia at 16:30 hours.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - Jan 10, 1974
» El Tiempo - Jan 11, 1974
» Ellensburg Daily Record - Jan 10, 1974


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Distance from Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 378 km (236 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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