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Accident description
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:Wednesday 22 August 1979
Time:ca 05:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-260 Srs. 2A
Operator:SATENA
Registration: FAC-1101
C/n / msn: 1702
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The HS-748 was destroyed when it crashed into a Bogotá suburb, shortly after takeoff. The sole person on board was killed, along with three people on the ground. The airplane had been stolen by a 23 year old male who had been fired after working as a mechanic at the airport for two years. He entered a hangar in the early morning, boarding a military HS-748 transport plane. He took off, overflying the Avenida Caracas, heading for the Molinos del Sur area. The airplane crashed near Carrera 15 no. 48-37.

Sources:
» Memorias de un viaje sin regreso (El Espectador, 22-8-2009)


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