Narrative:The Vickers Viscount passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Bucaramanga (BGA), Colombia. The aircraft landed heavily and bounced. It then touched down again on the last third of the runway. The pilot carried out a violent ground loop. The nose and left hand main landing gear legs collapsed and the aircraft slewed to a halt with damage to the port wing and also to the No.1 and No.2 propellers and engines . There were no injuries amongst the crew and passengers.
|Date:||Wednesday 14 December 1977|
Vickers 837 Viscount
|C/n / msn:|| 441|
|First flight:|| 1960-05-02 (17 years 8 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA) ( Colombia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia|
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OE-LAL was sold to Colombia in November 1971.
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.