Narrative:The aircraft crashed while approaching Barranquilla runway 04. The pilot had asked the controller to increase the intensity of the runway lights. The Boeing 720 carried a cargo of 19 tonnes of flowers.
|Date:||Thursday 22 April 1976|
|Operator:||US Global of Florida|
|C/n / msn:|| 18044/178|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Barranquilla Airport (BAQ) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Barranquilla Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia|
» Aviation News 14.05.1976
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 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.