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Accident description
Last updated: 7 July 2015
Status:
Date:Thursday 22 April 1976
Type:Boeing 720-022
Operator:US Global of Florida
Registration: N37777
C/n / msn: 18044/178
First flight: 1960-12-09 (15 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Barranquilla Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
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.

Sources:
» Aviation News 14.05.1976


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad 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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