Narrative:The DC-3 departed Tumaco at 13:31, estimating a 14:40 arrival at Buenaventura. The crew became lost in rainy weather conditions and flew into Trujillo Mountain at 9670 feet. The wreckage was found 2 months later.
|Date:||Monday 12 August 1974|
Douglas C-47-DL (Hyper)
|C/n / msn:|| 4527|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24|
|Total:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||NE of Cali (Colombia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO/SKCO), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tumaco-La Florida Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 600 km (375 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.