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.
» Vickers Viscount network - Viscount c/n 441
» El Tiempo 15 December 1977, pUltimaD
OE-LAL was sold to Colombia in November 1971.
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 Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport to Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport as the crow flies is 69 km (43 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.