Accident description
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-172
C/n / msn: 10280
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) from Bogotá (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC), Colombia
Narrative:
Struck a cloud covered mountain peak at 11620 feet (3540m) and fell 800m into a canyon.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation News 06.02.1976


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to La Macarena Airport as the crow flies is 282 km (176 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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