Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 25 October 1976
Time:ca 07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (Hyper)
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-149
C/n / msn: 4593
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) from El Yopal Airport (EYP) (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Narrative:
A no. 1 engine failure shortly after take-off forced the crew to return to El Yopal. The left wing dropped and the aircraft crashed in a nose-down attitude, bursting into flames.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Palm Beach Post - Oct 26, 1976


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Distance from El Yopal Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 289 km (181 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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