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Last updated: 21 April 2018
Fecha:viernes 20 julio 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-R
Operador:Aerotal Colombia
Registración: HK-1778
Numéro de série: 140
Año de Construcción: 1964
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 533R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 51
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 57
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
A bang in the rear of the aircraft was followed by warning lights indicting problems with the left main landing gear. The hydraulic system failed and the aircraft depressurized. The crew elected to return to Bogotá. Two touch-and-goes were carried out, but the left main gear remained retracted. The aircraft finally touched down on runway 12, veered to the left and came to rest across a canal.


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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 400 km (250 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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