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.
|Date:||Monday 25 October 1976|
Douglas C-47-DL (Hyper)
|Operator:||Taxi AÚreo El Venado|
|C/n / msn:|| 4593|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32|
|Total:||Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||6,5 km (4.1 mls) from El Yopal Airport (EYP) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||C˙cuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia|
» The Palm Beach Post - Oct 26, 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 El Yopal Airport to C˙cuta-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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.