Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 August 1981
Time:ca 15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Operator:Aeropesca Colombia
Registration: HK-1320
C/n / msn: 112
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 48 km N of Florencia (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Destination airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Flightnumber: 221
Narrative:
The Viscount crashed into the jungle on a mountain peak called Mt. Santa Elena.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Continuing VFR in meteorological conditions below the minimum laid down in the Manual of Colombian air routes.


Events:


Sources:
» The Bulletin - Aug 27, 1981


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Distance from Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport to Neiva Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).

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.
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