Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 16 August 1976
Type:Boeing 720-047B
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-723
C/n / msn: 18061/197
First flight: 1961-03-23 (15 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
The aircraft lifted off again when passing through a rain squall on landing, stalled and dropped onto the nosegear.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 18 Aug. 1976


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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 Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 3143 km (1964 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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