ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3A-438 HK-556 Saliente del Rio Guape, Cordillera Oriental
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Date:Sunday 10 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-438
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-556
MSN: 4958
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saliente del Rio Guape, Cordillera Oriental (   Colombia)
Crash site elevation: 2195 m (7201 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Uribe Airport (URI/SKUB), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from La Uribe at 19:00, but failed to arrive at its destination. The wreckage was located 35 days later on the Saliente del Rio Guape Mountain in the Cordillera Oriental at an elevation of 7200 feet.

Sources:
» Flight International 23 April 1977 (1092)
» El Tiempo 17 May 1977, p1+8A


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Distance from Uribe Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 164 km (102 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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