Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Date:Tuesday 30 September 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-24C
Registration: HK-1272
C/n / msn: 19525/439
First flight: 1967-07-20 (8 years 2 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barranquilla Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Bad visibility forced the crew to abandon their first approach to Barranquilla. The aircraft crashed on the second attempt after striking trees 1000m short of runway 04. The aircraft broke apart and skidded before coming to rest 300m short of the runway threshold.

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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Barranquilla Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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.
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