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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 8 June 1974
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 785D Viscount
Operator:Aerolíneas TAO
Registration: HK-1058
C/n / msn: 380
First flight: 1958-05-09 (16 years 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:16 km (10 mls) W of Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Flightnumber: 514
Narrative:
A Vickers 785D Viscount passenger plane, registered HK-1058, was destroyed in an accident at Cerro El Retiro, near Cúcuta, Colombia. All 44 on board were killed. The pilot lost control of the plane when the left tailplane and elevator separated during a VMC descent through 7000 feet.
The failure had been caused by a fatigue fracture in the upper part of the tailplane. This fracture had started at the outer hole of the steel fitting at the spar flange where it joins the fuselage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Aircraft structure - tail unit, involving the failure uin flight of the tailplane spar, so that the left tailplane and elevator became detached and control of the aircraft was lost.

Classification:
Tail failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 132-AN/93 (134-138)


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Distance from Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 113 km (71 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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